2016 Walter Scott Dubay Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 13.2% alc., 75 cases, .
This is a steep, rocky vineyard farmed organically by Ryan Hannaford.
Ambient yeast fermentation, 30% whole cluster, aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 35% new. Earth-kissed aromas of blueberry and pomegranate with a hint of oak.
Refined and suave in the mouth, with earth-dusted flavors of blueberry and black cherry.
Overall, a highly nuanced wine with impeccable balance and an intensely aromatic and spicy finish that captivates.
2016 Walter Scott Sequitur Vineyard Ribbon Ridge Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 12.9% alc., 75 cases, $55.
A hint of grapes from Pelos Sandberg Vineyard shows up. More overall pleasure when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle.