2008 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills (5/8/2018)
Opened by Allred 1 hour before dinner. This is the 4th Thomas wine I have had (the others being the 2005, 2011 and 2012). The more I try John Thomas' wines the more I like them. About 375 cases made by this small boutique producer. This wine is 100% free run juice made from vines planted around 1984. 2008 was an excellent vintage in Oregon and this wine was showing wonderfully. Garnet color. This was filled with creamy red fruit, plum notes and some sesame seed nuances on the finish. Warm finish with a solid tannic structure. Nice combination of elegance with a rustic edge. 94-95 points.