2004 Belle Vallée Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 887 cases, $30. A blend of four prized vineyards and two clones (62% Pommard, 38% Dijon 115). · The big wine needs at least 45 minutes to reveal its charms. The aromatics are similar to the Willamette Valley blend with more intensity. There is more body, structure and oak here too. The mouth feel is fuller, the fruit is more lush, and the finish lingers on and on. Reviewed August 14, 2006

Winery: Belle Vallée Cellars