2013 Raptor Ridge Willamette Valley Barrel Select Oregon Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., $30. Aged 9 months in French oak barrels, 25% new. · Light cherry red color in the glass. Toasty oak dominates the cherry and strawberry fruits in this wine. Juicy and fresh on the palate, with mild fine-grain tannins and a tart cherry finish. The fruit is a bit austere, even under ripe, with an herbal vein in the background, allowing oak to dominate. Score: 87. Reviewed June 14, 2015

Winery: Raptor Ridge Winery
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir