2018 The Four Graces Lindsay's Reserve Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton
Our 2018 Lindsay’s Reserve is sourced from blocks 15 and 17 of our Doe Ridge Estate vineyard and is exclusively clone 777. Clone 777 tends to have compact clusters with thicker and deeply colored skins. This pinot noir boasts elegant aromatics of dark cherry and cassis that transitions into subtle violet notes with a hint of leather on the finish. The palate is dynamic with flavors of black cherry mixing with soft, refined tannins that coat the palate. The finish is focused yet delicate with an intriguing lingering sensation of iron and flint.
The 2017 Lindsay’s Reserve Pinot Noir boasts elegant aromatics of fresh blueberry and a touch of pepper that transitions into subtle forest floor notes with a hint of anise on the finish. The palate is dynamic with flavors of dried Bing cherry mixing with soft tannins that coat the palate. The finish if focused with a subtle acidity leading into the next sip.
Doe Ridge Estate
16 months in 30% new 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 harvest, which took place from October 14th – 16th, we received less than average rainfall, which allowed for nearly perfect harvesting 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.