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