February 17, 2020

2014 Scott Kelley Oregon Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $13.99. Kelley made Pinot Noir at Robert Mondavi and Estancia for over a decade, and has struck out on his own using the NakedWines.com platform to fund wines from southern Oregon (Umpqua Valley). This is his first vintage of southern Oregon Pinot Noir. It is sourced from dry-farmed hillside vineyards and fermented in concrete and oak fermenters. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The nose leads with aromas of cherry, cranberry, peat, oak and floral bouquet. Up front and easy to like, with mid weight flavors of dark cherry and berry on the palate, accented by savory dried herbs, and framed by matched fine grain tannins. The finish is uplifting and juicy with modest length. Score: 88. Reviewed January 17, 2016

Winery: Naked Wines
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