Naumes Family Vineyards, Rouge Valley (Oregon) Pinot Noir Estate, “Clone 667” 2017

($40):  I won’t get into the scientific definition of a clone as it relates to grape varieties.  Suffice it to say that in this case it’s a Pinot Noir with unique qualities.  The wine certainly is very different from their blended Pinot Noir, showing more fruit, more concentration and fewer earthy flavors.  In short, those who prefer more muscular Pinot Noir will embrace it.
90 Michael Apstein Dec 22, 2020