Seven of Hearts 2012 Special Reserve Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $49

By on April 27, 2015

seven-of-hearts-special-reserve-pinot-noir-2012-bottleMcMinnville vintner Byron Dooley dedicates his high-end Luminous Hills brand to bottlings from his estate vineyard in Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills, while this label allows him to reach into regions such as Chehalem Mountains, Yamhill-Carlton and Ribbon Ridge for this clonal blend of Pommard, 117, 777 and 828. Aromas of strawberry, cherry pie filling, dried oregano and moist earth lead to a fruity entry of red currant and dried cranberry. Racy acidity and mild tannins allow for an elegant finish.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 147 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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