2016 Winemaker's Reserve Pinot Noir

2016 Winemaker's Reserve Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir
OR - Willamette Valley - Chehalem Mountains
$50.00 / 750 mL Bottle

  • Alcohol 14.30%
The fruit was picked over a period of 17 days in late August to mid September. Early picks had shocking & refreshing (compared to 2014/2015) overnight pH’s. Over half the ferments started naturally after moderate cold soaks. Fermentations occurred in 1 to 1.5 ton lot sizes over a period of 10-14 days. The wine was barrel aged for a period of 14 months in French Oak, 50% of it new. The final blend is a combination of five different Pinot Noir clones, all sourced from Dion Vineyard. The vines of these blocks were between 15 to 40 years in age.
Tasting Notes:
A spicy nose starts out this wine, with a solid black cherry and red plum core. The initial taste is of ripe bing cherries, an accent of Granny Smith apples, and a finish with deep black cherries, juicy red figs and a good spice of clove at the end. We really like the tannic structure of this wine, balanced with acidity and red fruits.
6 barrels, 50% new oak