Montinore Estate Red Cap Pinot Noir 2017, Willamette Valley, Oregon

2017 vintage – “This is a carefully constructed blend of wines produced from different geographical areas and soils from within the Willamette Valley appellation. Predominantly Laurel wood soils, this wine also includes grapes grown in volcanic and marine sedimentary soils. We utilized French and Hungarian oak storage vessels for maturation and development with an inpact of 21% new. It is a nice reflection of the perfect terroir in the Willamette Valley and the warm, dry growing season led to ripe fruit and concentration that balances perfectly with our trademake texture and acidity. Wafts of raspberry, black cherry, red currant, eucalyptus and fresh tobacco offer a distinctive willamette Valley introduction. Medium-bodied, the bright entry leads to a silky palate gushing with ripe bing cherry, cranberry sauce, plum and a kiss of chocolate. A hint of star anise and earthy toast complete the soft and lush palate.