2018 The Four Graces Doe Ridge Estate Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton
This 2018 Doe Ridge Estate Pinot Noir is a vibrant ruby color. On the nose, layered aromas of blackberries and crushed violets are complemented by a touch of dark chocolate and coffee. The palate delivers a smooth texture and rich flavors of dark berries, cocoa and earth. This dense and structured wine accurately highlights the ripeness of the fruit from the 2018 vintage.
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 2018 vintage started with a relatively mild spring with average rainfall. The most remarkable aspect of the growing season was the long and dry summer, one of the driest summers on record in the Willamette Valley. Fortunately, although we were drier than normal, daytime temperatures weren’t excessive and our vines in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA tolerate drought stress well. As we entered the fall season and time to harvest, the dry conditions continued and we were able to pick our pinot noir exactly when we wanted during the first week of October.
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.