2017 Corral Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir 1.5L
Chehalem Mountain AVA
11 months in French oak barrels, 31% new
Big red fruit jumps out of the glass. Cranberry, strawberry and cherry are the stars but behind the flashiness is an undertone of sarsaparilla and earth giving the aromatics length and complexity. The wine was partially aged in new oak barrels, giving a present oak toast that is balanced by the natural fruit attributes. It will continue to age with elegance but is showing its potential now.