2017 The Four Graces Doe Ridge Estate Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton
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This 2017 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 25th –October 16th 2017
16 months in 30% new French oak
The 2017 vintage started off with a colder than average winter, with multiple snow storms. Spring was about average and bud break started in April. The summer season was beautiful with warm days and cool nights. Temperatures remained moderate throughout the summer months with only a few short heat waves. One of the most notable events of the summer was the solar eclipse which took place on August 21st. Our vineyard fell in the 95% totality zone. During the harvest, from September 25th –October 16th 2017, the conditions were mostly dry which allowed for great picking conditions.
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.