2012 Van Duzer Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.63, TA 0.55, 6,376 cases, $32. 91% Van Duzer Vineyards with small contributions from four other vineyards. Multiple clones including Pommard, 777, 2A, 115, “828,” 667, 113 and 114. Each block fermented separately. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Very fragrant aromas of black cherry, cardamom spice, smoke and wet earth. Tasty, mid weight flavors of black cherry, black raspberry, plum, and Asian 5-spice with a hint of oak in the background. This wine delivers a generous amount of fruit flavor and has the structural bones to last several years. Score: 90. Reviewed May 14, 2015

Winery: Van Duzer Vineyards
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Wine