Durant Vineyards 2012 Bishop Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, $65

By on January 11, 2015

durant-vineyards-bishop-pinot-noir-2012-bottleThe Durant family first planted Bishop Vineyard in 1973, and after decades of selling this fruit, now recently began bottling some under its family name. Isabelle Dutartre of 1789 and De Ponte produced a low-oak and boldly expressive Pinot Noir that begins with aromas of plum jam and boysenberry with milk chocolate and coffee. It’s black currant and fresh blueberry on the palate with nicely integrated blackberry and cherry notes. Juicy acidity and blueberry skin tannins lead to a finish of grilled strawberry and coffee.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 204 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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