Origin: United States
- Willamette Valley
2017 started very late in Oregon and, well, ended late, too. A very warm June & July fed wildfires in Southern Oregon and the Gorge, but we stayed smoke free in our corner of Oregon, slowly and deliberately ripening our fruit. That heat brought a lot of clusters, but we thinned aggressively and were left with some of the most balanced fruit we have ever seen.
A bit of classic Oregon Pinot noir potpourri here with a nose of classic Rainier cherry, cola nut, fresh Summer berries, cocoa powder and a dash of savory spice. The palate is expressive and lively, with fresh fruits like boysenberry and raspberry, pipe tobacco, fines herbs, and a strain of tannin woven throughout that dashes and dances. Deceptive in its heft, this lingers and lolls on the palate gracefully.
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