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Boedecker Cellars Stewart Willamette Valley Pinot Noirtext

Boedecker Cellars Stewart Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Willamette Valley, Oregon, United StatesFrom Cherry Grove vineyard in Willamette, and Shea and Hirschy Vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton, this pinot was native fermented, 30% whole cluster, with 10 months' rest in French barrels (25% new) on lees, followed by an additional 9 months in entirely neutral barrels, off lees, prior to bottling. This 2015 was aged a few years in bottle prior to release (current vintage). This has a balsamic twinge that opens, before downy raspberry, strawberry, and an herbal branchy note take over. Tannins are a bit grippy / gritty through a cola note on the finish. Showing its age, this is best consumed now.Tasted: 24 June 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 49.95 LCBO Producer: Boedecker CellarsGrape: Pinot Noir