Oregon Pinot Noir shines when it struggles

By on May 31, 2015

DANCIN Vineyards 2012 Septette Pinot Noir, Southern Oregon, $34

dancin-vineyards-melodia-pinot-noir-2012-bottleJacksonville vintners Dan and Cindy Marca incorporate seven clones — Dijon 114, 115, 667, 777 & 828, Wadenswil 2A and Pommard — from their vineyard along South Stage Road for this appropriately named harmonious Pinot Noir. Elegant aromas include strawberry, raspberry and dusty red currant with accents of mocha, violets and earthiness. What follows is a graceful and continuous push Rainier cherry, red currant and ripe raspberry flavors, backed by sandy tannins and a sprinkling of cocoa powder.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 128 cases

Alcohol: 13.6%

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One Comment

  1. Pete buffington

    May 31, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Had to think out the math problem… We can’t thank you enough.

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