2016 The Four Graces Reserve Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton (1.5L Magnum)
This 2016 Yamhill-Carlton Reserve Pinot Noir displays enticing aromas of blackberry, dried cherry and earthy Douglas fir needles. The palate is deep and complex with notes of mushroom, cocoa powder and white pepper. The finish is long and lingering with balanced acidity and velvety tannins, a signature of its Doe Ridge Estate origins.
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.