2016 The Four Graces Foley Family Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills
Our 2016 Dundee Hills Reserve Pinot Noir displays a dark ruby color. Nuanced aromas of wild forest strawberries, dried rose petals and white pepper set the tone. Juicy red plum and cherry coat the palate with notes of sage highlighted in the background. Velvety soft tannins and a mild acidity add weight and balance.
Food Pairing Notes
The bright fruit and subtle herbaciouness would pair perfectly with a garlic and rosemary crusted pork loin roast.
100% Pinot Noir
September 5th - September 20th, 2016
9 months in 100% French Oak, 25% New
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 5th - September 20th, 2016.
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.