February 17, 2020

2015 Van Duzer Norris-McKinley Vineyard Ribbon Ridge Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., pH 3.67, TA 0.56, 138 cases, $60. 68% Coury “clone,” 17% Dijon 115 and 15% Dijon 667. This vineyard is an estate property planted in Willakenzie soil. 8-day extended post-fermentation maceration. Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Deep aromas of black cherry, balsam and toasty oak. Forceful and assertive black cherry fruit backed by firm tannins. Silky in texture with a long, opulent finish. This wine will benefit from decanting if opened now. Score: 91. Reviewed February 2, 2019

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