Durant Vineyards 2012 Olivia Grace Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, $60

By on December 17, 2014

durant-vineyards-olivia-grace-pinot-noir-2012-bottleChad Stock of Minimus Wines in McMinnville, Ore., is credited with developing this stunning Pinot Noir from the Durant family’s young Pommard block, planted in 2006. The 12-month program of 100% new barrel adds cola and baking spice notes but does not overwhelm the region’s tell-tale, high-toned red fruit profile. Cranberry and red currant aromas and flavors are joined by chalkboard dust, fresh mint and savory notes. Its hallmark is the finely balanced structure with juicy raspberry acidity, blueberry skin tannin and no bitterness.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 165 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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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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