Balo 2014 Suitcase 828 Pinot Noir
The Suitcase 828 is Balo Vineyards' first attempt at bottling a single clone Pinot Noir. This controversial Pinot Droit (upright) clone was smuggled into the country from Burgundy many years ago by a famous Oregon winery owner. Dark red with magenta edges. Aromas of bing cherry, fresh loam and anise with hints of lavender and rose. Intense flavors of dark cherry, wild raspberries and passion fruit. The medium-long finish is mouthwatering with a heightened sense of acidity and a velvety texture that will add many years of life to this rich yet restrained, young wine.