2016 Legacy Nancy's Pinot Noir
Bold, Opulent, Spicy
Named after Bill Stoller’s sister, this wine is bold. Made primarily from Pommard, this wine shows ripe black raspberry and black cherry, coupled with fresh herb, cinnamon, anise and sandalwood. Nancy’s is structured, rich and spicy, driven in part by the percentage of whole cluster in fermentation, 30%.
2016 was a warmer than average year for the Willamette Valley, with a perfect deceleration of heat accumulation at the end of an early growing season that allowed a nice pace to harvest. A touch of rain during flowering gave the composition of small clusters with a higher skin to pulp ratio, leading to concentrated flavors and aromas, making 2016 one of the best vintages to date.