2012 Olenik Vineyards Estate Chehalem Mountains Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 125 cases, $45. Harvest Brix 26.6º-27.4º. A blend of Pommard, 777 and 115 planted in 1999. · Dark reddish purple hue in the glass. Much riper fruit profile than the 2011 bottling with scents of black cherry, black raspberry and spice. Mid to full-bodied with a luscious core of sappy black raspberry and black cherry fruits that floods the palate. Appealing oak compliment in the background and a generous sweet fruit finish. A big boy wine that will appeal to fruit hedonists. A touch of heat surfaces in the background. Score: 89. Reviewed July 6, 2014

Winery: Olenik Vineyards
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