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Holloran Winery is a small production winery based in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.  Winemaker Jay Somers (also produces his own J Christopher label) practices organic farming and produced just under 1,000 cases of Holloran wines last year.  Each of the Holloran Pinot Noirs are unfiltered and unfined. 

Hollaran 2006 Pinot Noir 

I had this wine at Fine Wine in Gaithersburg, MD.  Paid $25.98 plus $10 in-store corkage fee.

I liked this Pinot quite a bit.  The initial nose was filled with that Oregonyish sulfur aroma which burned off quickly.  Once this one opened up, I got abundant cherry, strawberry and earth along with vanilla aromas.  Well balanced.  The tannins and red fruit worked well together.  I found a pleasant mushroom component on the backend. 

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