2012 Van Duzer Dijon Blocks Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.61, TA 0.44, 195 cases, $55. 25% 777, 25% 115, 25% 113, 12.5% 114, and 12.5% 667. Each clone and block fermented separately. 7-10 days of extended maceration. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. A blend of the best of the Estate Dijon clone barrels. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Very primary nose upon opening, offering considerable more fruit-driven appeal the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Similarly, the wine is subdued on the palate, but the following day was much more interesting with plenty of sappy purple fruits and an earthy touch. Impressive harmony and finishing length. This wine needs more time in bottle to develop more personality and nuance. Score: 90-92. Reviewed May 14, 2015

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