VOLUME 11, ISSUE 50
August 27, 2019
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
The Prince Departs

2016 Spindrift Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.55, TA 0.59, $22, screw cap. Sourced from seven small vineyards in the Willamette Valley, all dry farmed and many over 15 years of age. Clones are Pommard, Wädenswil, 115, 777 and 667. Aged in French oak barrels for over 10 months. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. I was drawn into the glass in this wine by the aromas of cherry, strawberry, rose petal, and sandalwood. Light to mid weight in style, with a generous black cherry core of fruit that shows good vigor and intensity. A solid wine with a delightful cherry-embossed finish. Score: 90. Reviewed January 16, 2019

Winery: Spindrift Cellars
From article: Mining Oregon’s Willamette Valley for Good Pinot Noir Priced at or Less Than $30