2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Our winemaking team seized the opportunity to explore premier sites in the Willamette Valley with this Pinot Noir, a collection of grapes from boutique vineyards within the region. The vintage provided a bountiful yield with beautiful fruit, tiny clusters and
perfect concentration. Showing concentrated red fruit, baking spice and earth, this wine is opulent yet balanced.
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.