Pinot Noir from Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon
This bottling, all estate, mixes a number of different vineyard blocks. Roughly one-third was whole-cluster fermented, and it all spent 17 months in 58% new French oak. Earthy with a hint of resin and bark, its fruit runs to cranberry and raspberry, fully ripened with excellent concentration. The finish is a bit high-toned, leaving an impression of tart pie cherries.