2014 Tyee Estate Barrel Select Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 200 cases, $35. Released May 2017. A winemaker’s barrel selection. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. More brooding, with slowly emerging aromas of darker red cherries and berries, earthy flora and rose petal. More sap, more tannic backbone, more finish and more age worthy than the regular Estate bottling. Black cherry fruit driven with compliments of spice, savory herbs and seasoned. Needs more time to reach full potential. Score: 92. Reviewed January 6, 2018

Winery: Tyee Wine Cellars
From article: Virtuous Willamette Valley Pinot Noir