The 2009 Cumberland Reserve is a blend of some of Oregon's greatest vineyard sites & appellations. This wine showcases the ripe, lush, "drinkme- now" character of this attractive vintage. Starting with milk chocolate, cherry & oak spice aromas, this wine evolves slowly in the glass, eventually showing grilled meat & roasted herb undertones making this wine very complex in the nose. Suave & silky in the mouth, with a generous ripe & sweet red and black fruit profile. It showcases cherry & raspberry fruit with a balanced control to this wine's sheer opulence. This wine will be great upon release with barbecue, meat dishes & cheese plates as well as rich pasta dishes & game. Drink now-2016.
"The 2009 Pinot Noir Cumberland Reserve, a blend of vineyards with Shea and De Lancellotti playing the leading roles. Dark in color for the vintage, it displays an earthy minerality, violets, cedar, black cherry, and black raspberry. Dense and rich on the palate with lots of flavor, this concentrated effort can be approached now but will evolve for 1-2 years and drink well through 2019."
The Wine Advocate