June 12, 2019

2015 DION Vineyard Winemaker’s Reserve Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 143 cases, $40. Released November 2017. Harvest Brix 24.0º-24.7º. Clones 115, 114, 667, 777 and Pommard (14 to 38 years of age). Short cold soak with fermentation beginning naturally. Aged 14 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. · Light garnet color in the glass. Leading off are enchanting aromas of black cherry, fertile earth and wood shop. An explosion of black cherry and black raspberry fruit flavors arm the attack. Accents of spice and Oolong tea add interest. A healthy tannic backbone provides substance and the length of finish is of “Reserve” quality. Score: 93. Reviewed February 21, 2018

Winery: DION Vineyard
From article: Embraceable (and Affordable) New Pinot Noir Releases from Oregon