February 17, 2020

2011 Van Duzer Saffron Fields Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.78, TA 0.56, 123 cases, $60. 50% W├Ądenswil, 35% Pommard and 15% 115. 3rd leaf (68-acre vineyard planted in 2008). Aged in 50% new French oak barrels for 10 months. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The nose is very appealing, with bright aromas of cherry pie glaze, spice and sandalwood. Delicious array of darker berry and stone fruits, nicely spiced and caressed by slightly grippy tannins. The seductive fruit appears to have reached good phenolic maturity in the cool vintage. Luscious and charming. Score: 92. Reviewed June 24, 2014

Winery: Van Duzer Vineyards
From article: Van Duzer Vineyards