June 12, 2019

2014 DION Vineyard Chehalem Mountains Oregon Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., 240 cases, $25. Harvest Brix 23.6º-24.4º. Clones are 115, 114 and Pommard from vines between 13 and 36 years of age. Short cold soaks, many fermentations started naturally, on the skins 7-10 days. The wine was barrel aged for 10 months in French oak barrels, 25% new. · Light cherry red color in the glass. Heady aromas of cherry, pomegranate and the slightest oak. A joy to drink, with an aggressive attack of black cherry fruit, persisting through a lovely cherry-fueled finish. A little spice adds interest, the acidity is fully integrated, and the overall impression is one of harmony and poise. Score: 91. Reviewed July 9, 2016

Winery: DION Vineyard
From article: Recently Tasted Oregon Pinot Noir