February 17, 2020

2015 Five FACES Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., pH 3.60, TA 0.54, 1,000 cases, $35. This wine is a blend from the winery’s best vineyard sources, showcasing the breadth of terroir in the Willamette Valley. Harvest Brix 22.8º-25.2º. Dijon 113, 114, 667 and 777, and Pommard and Wädenswil clones. 15% whole clusters. Aged in French oak barrels, 20% new with remainder second or third fill or neutral. · Light ruby red color in the glass. Leading the way are pleasant aromas of cherry, strawberry and toasty oak that gain traction over time in the glass. Light to mid weight flavors of dark red cherry, spice and toasty oak combine in charming and easy drinking fashion. A solid value priced wine with a modest, but juicy finish. Score: 90. Reviewed February 2, 2019

Winery: Fullerton Wines
From article: Recently Tasted Willamette Valley Wines