Broadley Vineyards 2013 Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $25

By on September 15, 2015

broadley-vineyards-estate-pinot-noir-2013-labelSecond-generation winemaker Morgan Broadley has the benefit of working with classic clones of Pommard, Wädenswil and Dijon, an assortment from five blocks his parents, Craig and Claudia, began establishing at their vineyard south of Corvallis, Ore., in 1982. Morgan continues his oak program with this tier — 15% new Francois Frères barrels — which helps him create a nose of red cherry, plum jam and blood orange with a trail of hickory smoke and spice rub. Its structure is pleasing and balanced with flavors of Rainier cherry and ripe red currant inside a light-to-medium body that leads to a layered finish of baking spices. Not often are estate lots from historic Oregon Pinot Noir families offered at such a price.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 850 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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