Van Duzer Vineyards 2011 Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $32

By on May 18, 2014

van-duzer-vineyards-estate-pinot-noir-labelA blend of seven clones, leading with Pommard, picked throughout the last week of October receives some dark treatment from French oak. The nose features black cherry and Coca-Cola Vanilla with minerality, alfalfa and saddle leather. That theme of cherry and vanilla picks up pomegranate acidity on the midpalate and finishes with some grip and minerality. Suggested pairings include this Orange Chicken recipe from Cork Wine Cafe in Tulsa, Okla.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 5,992 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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