Clear, ruby to purple color. Clean nose, earth, barnyard, vegetal, black cherry, and smoke aromas. Dry, medium body, tannin, and acidity. Flavors of mushroom and cherry with a medium-plus finish. Old world flare on new world juice. Read more on oe•no•phile.

WHO: Phelps Creek Vineyards
WHAT: Pinot noir
WHERE: Columbia Gorge, Oregon
WHEN: 2008
HOW MUCH: $42

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