2015 Van Duzer Homestead Block Estate Grown Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., pH 3.60, TA 0.51, 243 cases, $60. 100% own-rooted Pommard clone. 10% whole cluster. 8 days of extended maceration. aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. The best nose of the three Block Pinot Noirs in this vintage, offering bright aromas of fresh cherry, cola and spice. Delicious darker cherry essence that is expansive in the mouth and lingering on the finish. Silky and ephemeral, with righteous oak. Pinot royalty. Score: 94. Reviewed February 2, 2019

Winery: Van Duzer Vineyards
From article: Recently Tasted Willamette Valley Wines