A highly inviting wine with ripe, juicy red fruit, delicate cocoa and floral aromatics emerging readily. Each whirl of the glass reveals another stop on a sensuous tour of our diverse region; its lush and varied terrain, distinct microclimates, and infinite vine characteristics. There is a prismatic, symphonic quality to this wine that is amplified beyond any one facet.
The blend is Gran Moraine 29%, Hyland 19%, Sequitur 18%, Dupee 12%, Jesse James 8%, Starling 6%, Zena Crown 4%, and Beaux Frères 4%.
Critical Acclaim (2016)
Wine Spectator 94 - Seamlessly complex and silky, with vivid raspberry and blueberry flavors accented by black tea and savory spice notes that dance elegantly toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2024.
Jeb Dunnuck 93 - The 2016 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley is a ripe, sexy, opulent wine, especially for the region. Tons of ripe cherries, black raspberries, flowers, and exotic spice notes give way to a medium to full-bodied, rounded, beautifully textured Pinot Noir that has a complex, layered style. Drink it over the coming decade.