2017 WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
WINEMAKING. Our blends of different clones contributed to a high degree of complexity. The Dijon clones contribute the structure, while 777 and Wadenswill clones assist with aromatic complexity, and finally the Pommard clones provide silky texture to the wine. Breaking down each block and clone into single lots, maximizes the individuality and raises overall quality. Gentle handling during harvest preserves the Pinot Noir’s freshness, while 10 months in French oak adds subtle layers of oak components enhancing the wines overall complexity.
Aromas of dark cherry, freshly picked plumb and black currant meddle with layers of Earl Grey tea and white mushroom. Hints of forest floor bounces against an expression of minerality driven by a subtle flint stone scent. A juicy entry highlights silky tannins on the mid palate and a mild acid-driven structure. Graham crackers and cherry driven flavors finish this lengthy wine showcasing a mouthwatering final.