2014 Evening Land Vineyards Pinot Noir La Source Seven Springs Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills (750ml)

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Country: United States
Region: Oregon
Sub-Region: Eola-Amity Hills
Grape Varietal: Pinot Noir
Review Score: 96W&S
Alcohol By Volume: 13.1%

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La Source comes from the highest point of Seven Springs, and takes advantage of some of its shallowest soils. This is Raj Parr and Sashi Moorman’s first start-to-finish effort after taking over the winemaking of Evening Land’s Oregon wines in January 2014. Despite some concern about stem ripeness, they used 25 percent whole clusters in La Source, and the resulting wine feels effortless and complete. The spice is tea-like and, at first, demonstrative; then the fruit pulls into view and the wine is suddenly airborne, twirling like a dancer, the exuberance of the fruit reined in by the stems, the stems’ assertions mellowed by fruit—the dance itself a deft measure of the wine’s complexity. Packed with flavor, the wine feels weightless all the same, capable of evolving for a decade.

96 points, Wine & Spirits (Apr 2017)