The 2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir expresses savory notes of oak mixed with red cherry, cedar spice, and dried rose petals, followed by subtle hints of tobacco. Its structured sweetness gives way to fresh and earthy notes followed by a lasting finish.
Harvest Date: September 7 – September 29, 2016Brix at Harvest: 24.9
Finished TA: 5.90g/L
Finished pH: 3.61
Vineyards: 29% Zena Crown Vineyard, 22% Gran Moraine Vineyard,
8% Wapato Vineyard, 7% Aegrina Vineyard, 6% Estate Vineyard, 5% Lillie’s Vineyard, less than 5% from Palmer Creek Vineyard, Bramble Hill Vineyard, Sufi Vineyard, Shea Vineyard, Fennwood Vineyard, Hyland Vineyard, Bella Vida Vineyard, Ingram Lane Vineyard and Élevée Vineyard
Aging: 10 months in 24% new French oak, 33% one year-old French oak, 43% two and three-year-old French oak
Bottled: September 6, 2017 – September 11, 2017Cases Produced: 11,200