This is a full bodied Pinot Noir more typical of a Russian River Pinot Noir than an Oregon version. It has dark cherry and baking spice in the nose with flavors of cherry pie. This is a great "cocktail" wine ... no food required.
"Despite the wine's youth, the color is already showing some maturity, and the soft cherry fruit echoes that impression. There's a light touch of of mocha, and the pleasant and approachable wine should be enjoyed over the next year or two."
Paul Gregutt, Renowned Pacific Northwest Wine Reviewer
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2017 Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2017 Pinot Noir
Appellation: Rogue Valley (AVA), Oregon
Aging: 16 months, new french oak
Chemistry: pH 13.72; TA 6.6 g/lt
Residual Sugars: 0.5%
NAME: Pinot Noir
PRONUNCIATION: pee now nuh waar
ORIGIN: One of the oldest grapes used for wine. Pinot Noir dates back to when the ancient Romans began enjoying it and has been cultivated in Burgundy since the 1st century AD.
NOTABLE REGIONS: Argentina (62% of world's exports), France, Italy, Spain, South Africa, New Zealand and the USA.
GRAPE COLOR: Purple
WINE COLOR: Red
WINE SWEETNESS: Dry
OAK: Typically aged 6-18 months in American or French Oak
BODY: Medium-to full-bodied wine
TANNIN: High tannins
ACIDITY: Low acidity
ABV (Alcohol by Volume): 13.5% – 15%
FRUIT TASTE: Cherry, plum, tomato, & dried fig
OTHER TASTE: Cedar, leather, tobacco, vanilla, dill, & clove
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Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Root Stock: Riparia
Certified: LIVE independently certified
Harvest Date: 9/27/2017; 10/27/2019
Production: 86 Cases
Date Bottled: 12 Dec 2018
Date Released: 23 Feb 2019