2013 Phelps Creek Vineyards Cuvée Alexandrine Columbia Gorge Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 244 cases, $54. Pommard and Dijon 115 and 777. Harvest Brix 23.8º. Aged in 100% French oak barrels, 25% new. · Not tasted as part of vertical tasting at winery. Previous tasting revealed following comments. Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. An earthy, savory nose with hints of black cherry, BBQ sauce and oak. Quite elegant on the palate with a deep black cherry flavor accented with dried herbs and anise-laced oak. Very charming now, but not fully expressive, and more giving the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Best to cellar a year or two. Do I dare say, “Burgundian?” Score: 92-93. Reviewed July 28, 2015

Winery: Phelps Creek Vineyards
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