2015 Domaine Danielle Laurent Pinot Noir

2015 Domaine Danielle Laurent Pinot Noir

Winemakers Notes:

The expressive terroir of our estate vineyard drives this wine. The nose leads with aromas of black cherry, hints of plum, wild herbs and a distinctive sous bois character. The palate is supple and layered with finely structured tannins framing notes of black fruit and cedar. The 2015 DDL will be generous in its youth, but will show its best after 2020.

Accolades

91 Points - Wine Advocate

92 Points - James Suckling

Technical Notes:

Harvest: 09/5-11/2015
Brix at Harvest: 24º
pH: 3.62
Alcohol: 13.7%
Aging: 9 Months
Barrels: 100% French Oak
New Oak: 40%
Skin Contact: 22 days
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard: Domaine Danielle Laurent
AVA: Yamhill- Carlton AVA
Year Planted: 2000
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Vineyard Designation

Domaine Danielle Laurent

Other Notes

The Vintage: In a similar fashion to the 2014 vintage, the Willamette Valley experienced another extraordinary, nearly ideal growing season. 2015 was a dry season, though never critically hot. This led to perfect ripeness and beautifully balanced fruit. High yields with exceptional quality allowed for another harmonious vintage, albeit almost a month earlier than the previous year. Higher than normal temperatures in spring allowed for early bloom, flower and fruit-set in exceptional conditions. The last rains were waved away on the 2nd of June and the Willamette Valley enjoyed a warm and dry growing season with temperatures never threatening over-ripeness. The harvest began in the last week of August, almost a full month earlier than normal. Grape clusters were larger than usual as a result of a very giving vintage, allowing for larger yields at high levels of quality. A twin to 2014, although a year apart, the 2015 vintage provided pristine clean fruit with minimal ill-effects due to disease, pests and birds. With the wines showing extraordinary balance between fruit, sugar and acidity, the harmony of the 2015 vintage sets the stage for some stellar Oregon wines.
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Vintage 2015
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation Yamhill- Carlton AVA
Size 750 ml