De Ponte Cellars – 2014 Pinot Noir – Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley 

De Ponte Cellars – 2014 Pinot Noir – Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley 

The nose is fruity, structured and offers a slight power. It reveals notes of black cherry, cassis and slight touches of blueberry associated with hints of wild red fruits as well as subtle/discreet hints of spices (in the background). The palate is fruity, well-balanced, well-built, racy and offers a beautiful juiciness, a slight suavity, a slight tension as well as a slight racy minerality. In the mouth this wine expresses notes of fleshy/juicy raspberry associated with touches of fleshy/juicy boysenberry, cassis as well as a hint of black cherry cream, licorice and a subtle hint of vanilled oak. Tannins are fine, well-built as well as very slightly chewy/mellow. Nice persistence.

Note (Score): 15.5/20

Note (Score): 90-91/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 2017/07

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)