Winderlea Pinot Noir 2007

Clear, medium ruby with a tawny rim. Clean, medium intensity nose was initially more suggestive of a white, hard to place but I lost that as it opened up into appealing cherry and spices. Dry, medium acid and low tannins; light body. Straightforward but appealing red fruits in the mouth, mostly cherry and plum and perhaps a bit of strawberry. Medium length but not a great finish. 14% alcohol but not that noticeable.

The notes on CellarTracker are intriguing for this one: apparently widely drunk, there are wildly varying opinions. My bottle is fine and my opinion is middle of the road: overall good, but I was hoping for something more along the lines of the 2008 Crowley.

USD$50 at 12th and Olive in Seattle, a nice little shop with great service. See Winderlea Vineyard and Winery and their notes on this vintage.

Winderlea 2007 Pinot Noir

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