St. Innocent Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
The St. Innocent 2011 Pinot Noir Freedom Hill - from young vines planted for them after their predecessor succumbed to phylloxera - combines vintage-typical tart red currant and cranberry wreathed in pungent scents of holly berry distillate with a rather rough grain of gum-numbing tannin. The result is certainly gripping and invigorating, but I'd want to revisit this in a year or two before sticking my neck out with a prognosis of age-worthiness. It's certainly understandable why Vlossak only just released it this autumn.