2006 Belle Vallée Cellars Grand Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 382 cases, $55. Aged for 11 months in 75% new French oak. 87½ % Pommard, 12½ % clone 115. Alpine Springs Vineyard and Vitae Springs Vineyard. · Shy nose with subtle perfume of cherries, plums and spearmint. Similar to the Reserve bottling in tone and structure but with less tannin, less smoke and more prized cherry fruit. More finesse with power here. Made for the long haul. Reviewed January 30, 2008

Winery: Belle Vallée Cellars
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