Grapelive: Wine of the Day August 24, 2015

2014Farmlands2014 Farmlands by Johan Vineyards, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon.
The gorgeous and forward Farmlands Pinot by Dag Johan Sundby of Johan Vineyards, a Norwegian winemaker in the Willamette Valley is a great all biodynamic estate wine that is full of life, vigor and class. This beauty gives you an idea of how wonderful 2014 looks set to be in Oregon and highlights the nature of Johan’s vines and the intensity of fruit, this is a sexy little Pinot Noir and a top value, so make sure you look for it and don’t miss Sundby’s other super offerings, especially his Gruner Veltliner, Rose of Pinot Noir and his main estate Pinot Noir. The 2014 Farmlands bursts from the glass with energy and lovely perfume, there is a classic spice, rose petal and mineral note to go along with a vivid light ruby hue and a richly textured palate of medium weight that jumps out at you with blue and red fruits. The core is black cherry, plum and blueberry with hints of flint and chalk dust, minty anise, cedar and dried tangy currants. The youth shows, but fine tannin and acidity are welcome in this fruit packed wine, I love it as is and certain it will entertain in style for many years to come, I really am impressed with this one and I can’t wait to see what the main Johan Estate 2014 is like next year, there is no question Dag Johan Sundby is on a roll, drink the 2014 Farmlands over the next 3 to 5 years, best from 2016 to 2020.
($22 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive