2009 Thomas Gerrie Wines Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

160 cases, $25. Average Brix at harvest 23.3ยบ. Native yeast fermentation, 100% whole cluster. Aged 18-20 months on lees in French oak. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Nicely appointed nose offering aromas of warm raspberries, blueberries, spice, oak and floral highlights. Tasty core of dark cherry, and dark red berry fruits with a subtle savory herbal undertone. Medium bodied with balanced tannins, taking on more interest and intensity in the glass over time. The wine possesses good tension and finishing intensity. Should improve over time in bottle. Score: 90. Reviewed September 5, 2013

Winery: Thomas Gerrie Wines
From article: Small Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir and a Few Whites