2016 The Four Graces Carol's Reserve Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
Our 2016 Carol’s Reserve Pinot Noir is an elegant and complex wine sourced from our Doe Ridge Estate Vineyard. A lustrous ruby color opens with aromas of blueberry, black peppercorns and hints of dried sage. The palate has a rich chocolate beginning that moves into notes of wet stone and finishes with black currants. A nuanced acidity is balanced by silky tannins.
100% Pinot Noir
September 12th - September 24th, 2016
14 months in 20% new French oak
The 2016 vintage was defined by its early start, moderate temperatures and overall high quality. The season began with a warmer than average winter which led to an early spring and bud break. Temperatures remained warm yet moderate in the summer months, with no extreme heat spikes. These conditions allowed for even ripening, balanced vines and opulent flavor development. The fruit had smaller berry size and moderate yields, with harvest occurring from September 12th - September 24th, 2016.
The Doe Ridge Estate, purchased and developed in 2005, is a 90-acre site and considered one of the most innovative new vineyards in the Willamette Valley. Sourced from Doe Ridge Estate Vineyard in Oregon’s Yamhill- Carlton District, this Pinot Noir benefits from vine age and sustainable farming.
Only 113 cases produced