2011 Cooper Mountain Vineyards Life Willamette Valley Organic Wine

13.0% alc., 200 cases, $35. Aged in 30% new and 40% second-use French oak barrels. No sulfites added during winemaking. Certified organic by Oregon Tilth. Biodynamic® by Demeter®. This bottling began as an experiment in 2002, but has become very popular. Consumers are advised to drink this wine upon acquisition, although the winemaker believes it will hold up well for short-term aging. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Very fruity nose featuring bright aromas of cherries, strawberries and red fruit punch. Flavorful and forward, offering tastes of dark red and blue berries, red plum and a complimentary savory herb note. The tannins are well managed and the acidity brings life to the fruit. An excellent food wine in a Beaujolais style. Good. Reviewed April 13, 2013

Winery: Cooper Mountain Vineyards
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