February 17, 2020

2014 Van Duzer Tradition Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Pommard clone from Homestead Block. 66% whole cluster. Aged 2 years in 75% new French oak barrels. Expect to age this wine for 5 to 10 years. · Moderately light crimson color in the glass. Challenging to evaluate this young wine. A bit lighter weighted now than the Alchemy and more closed, offering aromas and flavors of cherry and pomegranate. There is oak in the background that needs to integrate and the prodigious tannic structure will benefit for a few years in the cellar. The potential is obvious and this may turn out to be more deserving of a higher score. Score: 91-93. Reviewed September 7, 2016

Winery: Van Duzer Vineyards
From article: Van Duzer Vineyards