February 17, 2020

2012 Van Duzer Homestead Block Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.07% alc., pH 3.67, TA 0.52, 142 cases, $60. Extended skin maceration of 8 days to enhance texture of the mid palate. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Shy, but pleasant aromas of black cherry, dried herbs, spice and balsam. The darker cherry and cranberry fruits wake up the palate on entry with impressive flavor intensity. A pleasing compliment of spice and oak add interest. Gracious harmony, with balanced tannins and a delicious cherry-driven finish. Score: 92. Reviewed May 14, 2015

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