Van Duzer Vineyards released a new vintage of its flagship Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. The new release opens with layers of Bing cherries and wild strawberries as well as stewed plums that harmonize with white peppercorn, bourbon, vanilla and hints of roasted almonds, the company says. Floral notes of lilac and rose petals compliment the subtle fragrance of butterscotch, and its savory attack leads into a bright, acid-driven mid palate. Ample tannins create a generous structure progressing toward the wine’s finish of vanilla and cherry-cola laced with hints of graham crackers, it adds. The 2013 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir retails for $32 and is available at select wine retailers and restaurants nationwide.

2013 Vintage Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Van Duzer Vineyards, Dallas, Ore.
Distribution: National