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

($40):  If the Naumes Pinot Noir Clone 667 was the weight-lifter, this one is the ballerina.  Light in color and on the palate, it dances on the palate.  It’s a captivating lighter style of Pinot Noir.  If you prefer the Clone 667, you won’t be enthralled by this one and vice-versa.  I’m enthralled by both because it shows that clones matter.
90 Michael Apstein Dec 22, 2020