2008 Plowbuster Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $21. Second label from Carabella Vineyard, a 49-acre site on the southeastern side of Parrett Mountain in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. Winemaker Mike Hallock makes wines exclusively from Carabella Vineyard fruit. 27 acres are planted to five Pinot Noir clones in Nekia and Jory soils. The name, Plowbuster, gets its name from the dry farming method Hallock and his team use. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Nicely composed aromatic profile of slightly confected cherries and strawberries with notes of spice and savory oak. Tasty cherry core with a comforting soft texture and gossamer tannins. This wine exudes finesse and charm. High quaff-ability quotient. Still drinking fine the next day from a previous opened and re-corked bottle. Good (+). Reviewed June 22, 2010

Winery: Plowbuster
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