2010 Big Table Farm Wirtz Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.1% alc., 90 cases, $45. Label features hazelnuts from the neighboring field. Inaugural offering from this vineyard. The vines from this multigenerational site in the northern part of the Willamette Valley average 40 years of age. · Light garnet color in the glass. Complex nose offering aromas of cherries, plums, spice, and toasty oak. Soft and elegant on the palate with restrained tannins and a good spark of acidity. Lighter weight dark red fruits are featured, especially cherry, with a topcoat of smoky oak. A pleasant wine that needs more time to integrate the oak. Good. Reviewed January 19, 2013

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