Intensely fruity with undertones of fresh earth. Dark cherries, loam, and a touch of vanilla are on the nose. Tart red fruits dominate the palate, led by cranberry, with wild strawberries and sour cherry. Hints of freshly-turned earth show around the edges. Tartness lingers on the finish. Tannins are rustic and large-grained. Drink with pork loin. Recommended. 88 points. DBH

WHO: Copper Mountain Vineyards
WHAT: Pinot Noir
WHERE:  Willamette Valley, Oregon
HOW MUCH: $28   (media sample)

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