Cristom Louise Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2014 Pinot Noir Louise Vineyard has subtle red berry and dried herb notes with suggestions of potpourri, charcoal and raspberry leaves and hints of cardamom and forest floor. Medium-bodied with a good core of black cherry and black raspberry notes with hints of underbrush, garrigue, fungi and lavender. It is a more structured style, with firm chewy tannins and soft acidity, finishing long and earthy.
Focused and well-built, with raspberry aromas and a savory hint of smoky mushroom that leads to tightly wound blueberry and spiced mineral flavors. Finishes with firm tannins. Best after 2018. 894 cases made.
Young and tightly wound, this compact cuvée marries cranberry and raspberry fruit to proportionate tannins and a touch of acidity. There is a hint of clean earth as well.