2009 The Noble Pig McMinnville Oregon Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., 100 cases, $34. Clones are Pommard and Dijon 114 and 115. Aged 12 months in French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of fresh cherries, leaf, stem, cut flowers and apple core. Essence of black cherries and dried cranberries with subtle herbs and oak in the background. Aims to please with moderate silky tannins and a welcoming elegance. The wine acquires more body and interest over time in the glass, but is a bit austere and reserved lacking some mid palate verve and finishing strength. A little better the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Tasted twice. Good. Reviewed January 12, 2012

Winery: Noble Pig Winery
From article: Embarrassment of Riches: Oregon