Joleté Wines 2014 Cuvée Select Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $29

By on January 28, 2016

joleté-wines-cuvee-select-pinot-noir-2014-labelJim Sanders of Aubichon Cellars and Le Cadeau Vineyard fame also offers this small-production Pinot Noir from under the Joleté Wines 2014 Cuvee Select Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $29 brand, which also has a history of bottling Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling from Sonoma. His focus has been on Dijon clones from throughout the North Willamette Valley, and this example from Chehalem Mountains and Yamhill-Carlton sites serves as an excellent representative of the warmer 2013 vintage using François Frères and Tonnellerie de Mercurey barrels. It’s a riper style bringing a theme of sweet black currant, dusty blueberry and dried rosemary, backed by Montmorency cherry and pomegranate juice.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 290 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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