Van Duzer Homestead Block Pinot Noir 2015
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
Limpid ruby-red. Bright and focused on the nose, displaying an array of red and dark berry scents complemented by suggestions of pungent herbs, vanilla and dried flowers. Picks up a spicy note with air, sharpening the gently sweet, nicely concentrated cherry and black raspberry flavors; a smoky quality develops on the back half. Fine-grained tannins lend shape to the persistent finish, which leaves notes of bitter cherry and candied rose behind.
Sleek and refined, with delicately layered cherry, floral, anise and black tea flavors that glide along the finish. Drink now through 2024. 484 cases made.
This block-designated wine features 30-year-old Pommard clone fruit. It's a tasty mix of berry, plum, blood orange and lemon peel flavors, with a touch of bitter grapefruit. Well structured and buoyed by ample acidity, it falls on the darker, earthier side of Oregon Pinot Noir.