A pretty Pinot Noir from a small family winery in Oregon's Willamette Valley tasting of bright, juicy cherries and gentle spices. McKinlay's 2012 Pinot Noir is silky and balanced, ready to drink now, or to tuck away for a rainy day. Winemaker Matt Kinney works with native yeasts and has a very light touch with oak. He also bottles unfined and unfiltered. About $20.
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