The nose is earthy , with cherries and mocha over loam and mushrooms. On the palate it is deep, earthiness under chocolates and cherry. Acids show on the mid-palate as it brightens to add high-toned red fruits, along with a tiny cayenne-pepper tingle on the tongue. This is a very pleasant wine from Pommard clones. Drink with duck. Highly Recommended (90). DH

WHO: Lenné
WHAT: Pinot Noir
DESIGNATION: “Karen’s Pommard”
WHERE:  Oregon, Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton
WHEN: 2010
HOW MUCH: $55

 

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