2016 The Four Graces Pinot Noir, Doe Ridge Estate
This 2016 Doe Ridge Estate Pinot Noir is a vibrant ruby color. On the nose, earthy aromas of river rock and wild mushrooms are complemented by a touch of dried cherry, blackberry and forest floor. The palate delivers a smooth texture and layers of black tea, white pepper and mushrooms.
Food Pairing Notes
With a full structure and long finish this wine pairs well with pork loin or seared duck.
100% Pinot Noir; Clones 777, 667 and 115
September 12th - September 24th, 2016
16 months in 30% 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.
Does Ridge Estate, Yahmill-Carlton. All fruit for this single vineyard wine is sourced from our Doe Ridge Estate. On this property we continue to execute our sustainable winemaking practices. In addition to sustainable farming, the vineyard is L.I.V.E. certified and Salmon Safe. This wine is sourced from Blocks 15, 17, and 18.