2016 Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Estate Pinot Noir
2016 was an exceptional vintage in Oregon much like 2014 and 2015. It was warmer in the winter, which gave us an early bud break (a day earlier than 2015).While temperatures were higher in the summer than we are used to, we had a warm and dry Fall leading to ripe, clean grapes with developed flavors. We had lower and more balanced crop yields than that of previous vintages. We are looking forward to seeing these wines develop in bottle for years to come.
TASTING NOTES: Aromas of ripe plum, nutmeg, cigar box, and vanilla bean leap out of the glass. The perceivable fruit on the palate, cherry torte, tamarind paste, strawberry jam, anise, nutmeg, and cinnamon spice, help develop a balanced and weighted mouth feel with good acidity and smooth velvet tannin that lingers.
Production: 5600 cases AVA: Willamette Valley Winemaker: Brad Ford Alc. 14.5% by volume pH: 3.64 Brix at Harvest: 24.0 Vineyards: Estate Grown Titratable Acidity: 6.22g/L Barrel aged for 10 months in 10% new oak Soil: Shallow Sedimentary Clay Elevation: 250-450 feet above sea level Native fermentation
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