2015 DION Vineyard Old Vines Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., 96 cases, $50. Release April 2018. Harvest Brix 23.5º-24.5º. Sourced entirely from a block of self-rooted, dry-farmed Pommard clone 39 years of age. Short cold soak, with fermentations starting naturally. Aged 14 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. · Light ruby red color in the glass. This wine has a searching quality all its own. It benefits from air exposure and was noticeably better when tasted a day after opening. Aromas of Bing cherry, raspberry, strawberry and allspice. Very elegantly styled, with subtle flavors of red cherry, spice, orange tea and savory herbs. More flavors are discoverable to those who search. Good length in the mouth and an inspired finish that builds in perfume over time. This wine is the epitome of “femininity,” a term often attributed to Pinot Noir. Score: 93. Reviewed February 21, 2018

Winery: DION Vineyard
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