2004 Belle Vallée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 2,923 cases, $20. A complex blend of six Willamette Valley vineyards. Clones include Dijon 115 and 777, Coury, Pommard and field blend. · A medium-bodied wine with very dark violet color. As it opens, charming aromas of Bing cherries, sandalwood and roses appear. Cherry flavors are set off by mocha and toasty oak. The dry finish has pert acidity. Ready to drink now. The wine builds in intensity and character over time in the glass. Reviewed August 14, 2006

Winery: Belle Vallée Cellars