2017 Acrobat Pinot Noir Oregon
e 2017 vintage is a brilliant example of Pinot Noir from a consistent and warmer than average Western Oregon growing season. In the glass, there is a garnet-colored center with bright ruby edges. e nose has rich, fruit-forward aromas like ripe cherries and strawberry pie, with hints of cinnamon, vanilla and mocha. The palate echoes with ripe strawberries and dark chocolate up front, followed by earthy and spicy notes of forest floor and clove. Expect this to age beautifully through the next decade.
6 months; French oak
Destemmed, cold-soaked, punched down and pumped over, the 2017 vintage underwent malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks before being aged for 6 months in French oak.
The 2017 vintage began with a colder than average winter, with multiple snowstorms. Thankfully, Spring saw a return to normal with bud break taking place in April. As Summer approached, the classic warm days and cool nights made for ideal growing conditions without any major heat waves. During the harvest we received less than average rainfall, which allowed for nearly perfect harvesting conditions.