2008 Lemelson Vineyards Jerome Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., $40. · Very dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Demure scents of blackberries and raspberries with a touch of smoky oak. Rich and full-bodied on the palate featuring purple fruits, an underpinning of smoky oak and an uplifting grip of acidity on the finish. A fruit-driven wine that speaks to hedonists, but retains an elegant and silky edge. Still linear at this stage in its evolution and needs more time. Good (+). Reviewed August 7, 2010

Winery: Lemelson Vineyards
From article: Small Sips of Oregon Pinot