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2016Pinot NoirOregon

$46.00 USD$36.80 Duncan Family / Duncan Family Reds Club Price$39.10 Velma Club Price

APPEARANCE 
Dark, blue-hued red

AROMAS 
Anise, Tandoori, dark chocolate, floral raspberries and bright plum

PALATE 
Herbal and baking spices, pair to the smoky earth and sweet fruit flavors     

MOUTHFEEL 
A balanced wine rich and broad that dominates the front palate with fruit and spice but washes through the mid-palate with its broad strokes of acidity finishing with spicy tannins

FINISH 
Delicate touch of acidity and mushroom on the finish

AGEABILITY 
Enjoyable for at least 7 to 9 years given proper cellaring conditions

PAIRINGS 
A beautiful bowl of duck pho with Chinese 5-spice, cilantro and jalapeño flavors marrying to the rich broth

HARVEST DATES
September 10 – 12, 2016

ALCOHOL
13.8%

AVERAGE BRIX 
24°

BARREL AGING
17 months in barrel; 10 months on primary lees

BARRELS
100% French Oak; 30% New

WHOLE CLUSTER
23%

RELEASE DATE
September 2018

Pinot Noir from northern Willamette Valley is distinguished by the short and dry growing season where rain, short days and cool weather dictate the pace of harvest. The 2016 growing season was no exception. Fortunately, budbreak was a couple of weeks earlier than normal followed by warmer than average summer months. We typically enjoy a short break between harvesting our California Pinot Noir and Oregon Pinot Noir, but in 2016, we picked fruit back-to-back, though we never felt rushed. The gentle pace and relative ease of this vintage speak to the elegant tannins and beautiful acidity in our Oregon Pinot Noir.