2011 Dundee Hills Pinot noir

When I was pouring a sample bottle of this wine at a local wine shop in Portland recently, a local wine writer walked in, tried the wine and commented  “Hey this is isn’t typical Cameron Pinot noir with its funky reduced notes, what happened?”  Well, that’s because it is from a vintage similar to 2010 dominated by bright, high-tone aromatics and crisp acidity which don’t really lend themselves to the low notes of reduction.  In short, it’s another vintage with classic Burgundy-like characteristics.  And with all of the fruit coming from Abbey Ridge Vineyard (60%) and Clos Electrique (40%), how can you miss?

And there’s more:   the 2011 Dundee Hills Pinot was voted “a prized Pinot” and one of the best 50 Oregon wines from Oregon  in Portland Monthly Magazine!

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