2015 Guillén Damian Winemaker’s Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., 73 cases, A meticulous selection of the best barrels in the cellar based on harmony, complexity and mouth feel.$40. A three vineyard blend (33% Vista Hills, 33% Flȃnerie, and 33% Meredith Mitchell). 66.6% Pommard, 33.3% Dijon 667. 100% whole cluster, native fermentation. Aged on the lees for 12 months in French oak barrels, 20% new. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Really nice perfume of wild boysenberry, wilted rose, exotic spice and tobacco. Very streamlined in style with impressive balance and elegance. Vivid mid weight flavors of purple and black berries with a healthy tannic backbone that is supportive and not intrusive. The wine finishes with a gentle grip of acidity and toothsome fruit. Score: 94. Reviewed January 6, 2018

Winery: Guillén Family Wines
From article: Virtuous Willamette Valley Pinot Noir