2012 White Rose Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., pH 3.63, 1,094 cases, $40. Released May 2014. Harvest October 11-27. A blend of 9 vineyards. Pommard and Dijon 777, 115, 114 and 667. 73% whole cluster on average. Aged 11 months in 11% new French oak. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Subdued, but pleasant, with dark fruit, baking spice and oak aromas. Middleweight, juicy flavors of plum, black cherry and blackberry wrapped in modest tannins, finishing dry and with a succulent charge of fruit. Score: 88-89. Reviewed June 1, 2014

Winery: White Rose Estate
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