The 2009 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is deep and vibrant,
with good color and excellent clarity. Aromatically, the wine is quite open, even
opulent, a mix of velvety rose petals, violets and spices. On the palate, the texture
is lush and mouth-coating, but well-balanced. Together, they provide definition and
intensity, followed by refined, silky tannins. The finish is quite long, with beautiful
cherry notes. While the '09 will age quite well, I won't hesitate to enjoy it now!