2015 The Four Graces Reserve Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills
92 Points - Wine Spectator
This 2015 Dundee Hills Reserve Pinot Noir is bright ruby in color. Opulent and layered, it exudes aromas of forest, strawberry and dried rose petal. The palate boasts flavors of red plumb, sage and lingering hints of white pepper. The bright acidity coupled with soft velvety tannins make for an elegant finish and promise for a long cellar life.
100% Pinot Noir
September 3rd to September 16, 2015
9 months in French Oak, 25% 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 high across the board. The fruit for this wine was hand harvested from September 3rd to September 16, 2015.
The Dundee Hills Reserve Pinot Noir is the result of ongoing observation in the vineyard to select the best fruit from specific rows and blocks. The Foley Family Estate Vineyard which produces this wine boasts the Jory soils well known for their iron-rich, fertile characteristics.