Winderlea Vineyard and Winery 2012 Dundee Hills Vineyards Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, $38

By on November 4, 2014

Winderlea Vineyard and Winery 2012 Dundee Hills Vineyards Pinot NoirOf the six expressions of Pinot Noir that Robert Brittan created for Bill Sweat and Donna Morris, this is the largest example from a beautiful vintage. It spent 10 months in an oak program of just 15 percent new French barrels, and it carries aromas of Bing cherry, Craisins, mocha, moist earth and well-worn saddle leather. Flavors of Montmorency cherry and raspberry reflect the sense of place so often found in Dundee Hills Pinot Noir with its high-toned red fruit, and there are accents of baker’s chocolate and tobacco. Mouthwatering acidity and suave tannins make this ideal with smoked salmon or duck breast in a cherry sauce.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 715 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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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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