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Beckham Estate Vineyard  Sophia's Pinot Noir

Beckham Estate Vineyard Sophia's Pinot Noir 2015

Chehalem Mountain , Willamette Valley, Oregon, United StatesNamed for their eldest daughter, this organic, dry-farmed pinot noir is solely own-rooted Dijon 115 from the Beckham's Jory soiled estate vineyard. Fermented wild, with 25 percent whole cluster, this spent 15 months in French oak, ten percent of which was new. A darker, deeper shade of pinot versus their estate pinot (which is a blend of four clones), this streams black raspberry, perfumed dark cherry and a lick of black liquorice along finely grippy, firm tannins and a with a stony spice woven throughout to a finely salty finish. Structural, while still being light and finessed, this is impressive now and will age.Tasted: 13 July 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: USA 40.00 winery direct Producer: Beckham Estate VineyardVarietal: Pinot Noir