2007 The Four Graces Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 11,000 cases, $29. A popular restaurant wine. This is the winery‚Äôs value-play bottling sourced primarily from the Black Family Estate in the Dundee Hills AVA and Doe Ridge Estate in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Aged 10 months in French oak. The winemaker is Laurent Montalieu. · Not nearly as charming as the 2006 bottling. Silky and light in weight, the earthy fruit seems dilute and is dominated by oak throughout. I have been impressed with the wines from this producer and this may represent a bad bottle. This wine is widely distributed and sold on the website at www.thefourgraces.com. Reviewed September 19, 2009

Winery: The Four Graces
From article: Small Sips of Pinot