Denison Cellars 2010 Kiff Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, $38

By on April 15, 2013

Oregon wineWinemaker Tim Wilson has crafted a delicious Pinot Noir from a challenging vintage that not only was cool but also shortened by voracious bird damage. He blended Pinot Noir clones 667, 777 and Pommard from this vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton to produce a delicious wine. It opens with aromas of pomegranate, fresh plum and lingonberry, followed by juicy flavors of spice, cranberry, raspberry and cherry. Bright acidity and modest tannins lift up the fruit then get out of its way. Enjoy with sautéed mushrooms and lean cuts of beef.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 125

Alcohol: 13.5%

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