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2014 Ghost Hill Cellars Pinot Noir "Prospector's Reserve"

Winery: Ghost Hill Cellars

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Prospector's Reserve"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Yamhill Carlton

State or country: OR

Price: $55

Cases produced: 141

KWG Score: 93 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: June 12, 2017

Wine Review: This dark red colored Pinot Noir from Oregon opens with a mild cherry-cola and gentle oak bouquet with a hint of strawberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, smooth and elegant. The flavor profile is a very tasty mild strawberry with notes of cherry. I also detected hints of red plum and blueberry. The finish is dry and its refined gentle tannins and flavors drift away nicely. This Pinot is classy and will pair nicely with pheasant Normandy. Yum! - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2014 "Prospector's Reserve" is a very limited blend of six barrels. The 2014 Reserve is a blend of the four main clones from the oldest part of the vineyard: Wadenswil, Pommard, Dijon 777 and Dijon 114.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Ghost Hill 2014 Prospector's Reserve Pinot Noir.

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