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2012 Winderlea Pinot Noir "Meredith Mitchell Vineyard"

Winery: Winderlea

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Meredith Mitchell Vineyard"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: McMinnville

State or country: OR

Price: $48

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)

Average Virtual Score: 95 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: September 4, 2014

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot Noir from Oregon opens with a fragrant blueberry and mild oak bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and fruit forward. The flavor profile is an interesting and unique tasty plum with notes of integrated smoky oak. I also detected hints of blackberry and fig. The finish is dry and its flavors linger for quite a while. This Pinot would pair well with rosemary seasoned pork tenderloin. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Don’t be surprised by the almost Syrah like color of this Pinot noir. We are now in the McMinnville AVA where depth of color is a signature element. This wine even smells purple and seduces you with blackberries, blueberries and huckleberries all up front. But this wine goes beyond the fruit with herbal notes of anise, thyme, sage and lavender and even hints of tobacco. We have also noted almost briny components that keep the wine fresh and alluring. Start drinking in 2015 and cellar through 2029.

Organic status: not organic

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