Denison Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Style:  Medium-body Red      Vintage: 2017       ABV: 14.4%

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Appellation: Willamette Valley             Region: Oregon    County:  United States

Fruit for the 2017 Willamette Valley pinot noir was sourced from four different vineyards, located in the Eola-Amity Hills, McMinnville and Yamhill-Carlton AVAs.  Clones included Pommard, 667, 777, and a small amount of the Wadenswil clone from Cassin Vineyard.  Each vineyard and clone contributed a unique characteristic to the blend, adding to the overall depth and complexity of the wine.  The resulting wine is ruby in color and displays aromas of cranberry and black cherry. With hints of mineral and spice, the ripe, velvety tannins provide structure for rich, mouth-filling volume. Flavors of dark red fruit persist into a long, lingering finish.

The 2017 Denison Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is unfined and unfiltered. To prevent any incidence of cork taint, it is bottled under a twist-off closure.

91 points – James Suckling