Milky and not smelling fresh. The green-waste bin filled with Hot Tamales. A cologne sample in the phone book. An apartment fire at Christmas. As usual, Oregon offers up juxtapositions in place of focus, weird conundrums in place of baseline. Easily one of the riper offerings I’ve had, but the green-hot backbone grants an astringency difficult to rationalize.
2012 COLENE CLEMENS Pinot Noir ‘Adriana’ Chehalem Mountains Willamette Oregon 14.4