With aromas of cherries and sandalwood, this Pinot noir from the Willamette Valley’s Yamhill-Carlton sub AVA had a lighter, more delicate mouthfeel, yet still had nice structure and tannins. It filled our mouths with tart cranberries and bing cherries coupled with notes of cedar and baking spices. Good acid levels make this Pinot a lovely match for turkey drenched in gravy, BBQed portobello mushrooms or baked brie topped with nuts and fig preserves.
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