2011 J.K. Carrier Anderson Family Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., pH 3.78, 98 cases, $65. Sourced from dry-farmed, 21-year-old Dijon 115 clone, some of the oldest Dijon clone Pinot Noir in Oregon. Small lot wild yeast fermentation, aged 19 months in one new, one one-year, one two-year and one older French oak barrel. Bottled unfined and unfiltered in April 2013. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. The nose lacks in fruit but makes up for it in appealing aromas of tea leaves, dried herbs and smoky oak. Tasty light to mid weight array of dark red cherry and berry flavors with a subtle herbaceous riff in the background. Polished with good integration of tannins and a lean, but refreshing finish. Tasted the next day from a previously opened and decanted bottle, the wine was unchanged. Score: 90. Reviewed July 4, 2014

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