Wine Spectator 91pts:
Plush, generous and focused, with a green olive overtone to the blueberry and spice flavors. Nubby tannins complete the picture as the finish lingers. Drink now through 2020.
From the winemaker:
Fresh aromas of blackberry, plum, bing cherry, tobacco, clove, leather and rose petal. The rich, round palate displays black plum, black cherry, boysenberry, allspice, sl. clove, and anise with fine tannins and a supple finish.
100% Willamette Valley Appellation, comprised of the following sub AVA’s: 51% Eola Hills, 36% Yamhill‐Carlton, 13% Chehalem Mountains
14 months in French oak barrels; 18% new
379 case cases produced.
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