It has been a while since we offered a domestic Pinot Noir, but we have a good one to pick up where we left off. Marshall Davis is a small, relatively unknown producer in Oregon's Yamhill-Carlton AVA sourcing from their small estate eight-acre vineyard practicing sustainable farming with a minimalist approach in the cellar. This bottle comes from two vineyards, The Marshall Davis Estate Vineyard (we offered the 2017 a while back), which is planted to various clones, including Dijon 777, Pommard, Dijon 114, and Mariafeld Clones, which are planted at 450 feet of elevation on volcanic soils. The other vineyards that the fruit for this bottle is sourced from is the Beacon Hill vineyard which was initially planted in the early 1980s by Tony Soter on Willakenzie soil at 270ft in elevation. This is a great Domestic pinot for the price that is more understated and complex versus big and concentrated. It reminds me of Burgundy from Volany with mostly red fruit, a touch of orange zest, and minerals with bright acidity, underbrush, and game. It is a great buy for those that appreciate the elegant, more feminine side of Pinot Noir and is an overall fantastic buy for domestic Pinot.