2017 The Four Graces Reserve Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton
This 2017 Yamhill-Carlton Reserve Pinot Noir displays enticing aromas of Douglas fir tips, dried cherry and dark bramble fruit. The palate is deep and complex with notes of dark chocolate and black pepper. The finish is long and lingering with mouth coating velvety tannins, a signature of its Doe Ridge Estate origins.
100% Pinot Noir
September 25th –October 16th 2017
14 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.
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.