2009 Big Table Farm Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., 92 cases, $38. The fruit is primarily from the Johan Vineyard. 75% whole cluster, native yeast fermentation, aged 10 months in one new and two used French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish-purple color with a slight haze (unfiltered) in the glass. Aromas of berry patch, farmyard, smoke, tar and pine. Medium weighted flavors of blueberries, cherries and boysenberries with hints of cola and a fairly strong tarry note from the whole cluster. Supple, fine-grain tannins with a soft mouth feel. Tasted twice a few months apart. Decent. Reviewed May 15, 2011

Winery: Big Table Farm
From article: Sips of Oregon Pinot Noir