2012 Owen Roe, Pinot Noir “Kilmore” Willamette Valley, Oregon.
A knock out Pinot from David O’Reilly, in what looks set to be one of the great vintages ever in Oregon come this fantastic Pinot from Owen Roe, made from a selection of clones including Wadenswil, Pommard and modern Dijons coming off top sites in Yamhill-Carlton. This area is ancient seabed and has lots of dark fruit character and the 2012 Kilmore gives copious amounts of blackberry, cherry and pomegranate with a lush, lavish mouth feel and a long rich aftertaste. This is a dense wine, medium bodied, that has plenty of charm and is elegantly balanced with subtle lifting acidity and silky tannins. This deep Pinot expands in the glass with vivid flavors, smooth oak shadings, loamy earth, tangy spice, minty anise and dried flowers. Wonderfully complete and round, this wine has texture, complexity, balance and length, drink now and with abandon this is sexy, sexy, sexy stuff. Oregon 2012 Pinots are blockbusters, don’t miss these beautiful wines.
($44 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive
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