2017 Legacy Nancy's Pinot Noir
Bold, Opulent, Spicy
Named after Bill Stoller’s sister, this wine, made primarily from Pommard, is bold. Aromatics of sandalwood, anise, and soft red fruits give way to a rich, structured palate due in part to 35% whole cluster fermentation. Flavors of black cherry, tilled earth, minerality, and spice lead to a long finish.
The 2017 vintage is classically Oregon. Despite a cold winter and cooler than normal spring, ideal weather after flowering created a healthy fruit set, with as much as 20% more berries per cluster than average. Summer was dry and hot, but vines saw little drought stress. By September, everything was on track for a traditional, “normal” Oregon harvest in the Willamette Valley, with Pinot Noir exhibiting outstanding quality. Harvest produced a bumper crop with intense flavor, and perfect sugar and acid levels.
T.A. 5.36 g/L
Cooperage 31% New, 69% Neutral