2015 The Four Graces Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
93 Points & Smart Buy - Wine Spectator
2018 Wine Spectator Top 100 List. Senior Editor for Wine Spectator Tim Fish accompanied his review of the 2015 The Four Graces Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley with a 93-point score, writing, “An expressive and supple version, with a complex core of lively tannins and acidity, plus accents of black cherry, cinnamon and spice that linger toward the minerally finish. Drink now through 2024.”
This 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a beautiful ruby color with expressive aromas of red cherry, peppercorn and forest floor. The palate is medium bodied with bright, bold flavors of red currant, dark chocolate and dusty tannin on the finish.
Food Pairing Notes
Its bold yet balanced acidity make it an ideal pairing for a tomato, mushroom and ricotta bruschetta.
100% Pinot Noir
September 3rd to October 5th, 2015
9 months in 100% French Oak, 15% New
The 2015 growing season was great for a second year in a row. Bud break was three weeks ahead of ‘normal’ and the growing season maintained that lead through to harvest. The summer’s consistently hot days were followed by warm nights and just the right amount of sprinkling rain. The higher than average overnight lows allowed grapes to mature faster without putting stress on the vines, which lets the grapes come together in balance and flavor to produce an excellent wine. Yields were generous and overall quality was excellent. All fruit was hand harvested from September 3rd to October 5th, 2015.
Grapes for this Pinot Noir are sourced from the Foley Family Estate in the Dundee Hills and our Doe Ridge Estate in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA.