2018 Domaine Danielle Laurent Pinot Noir

2018 Domaine Danielle Laurent Pinot Noir

Winemaker's Notes
Holding a very intense red color, this wine’s first impression of vanilla and mocha is followed by the flavor of rich strawberry jam. The earthy undertone, typical to Domaine Danielle Laurent, with mushrooms and forest floor are present and mix elegantly with the fruit. Expressive, with a big, opulent mouth feel, that is both long and rich, this wine captures the essence of brilliance and vivacity.
 
Accolades:
91 Points Wine Enthusiast
92 Points James Suckling
 
Technical Notes:
Harvest: 9/21 - 10/1/2018
Brix at Harvest: 23º
pH: 3.8
Alcohol: 13.9%
Residual Sugar: 0.35 g/L
Aging: 11 Months
New Oak: 23%
Skin Contact: 10 days
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
AVA: Yamhill- Carlton AVA
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$55.00 per Bottle
 

Other Notes

The past four vintages in the Willamette Valley have been the hottest on record, with higher sugar levels in the berries adding powerful fruit flavors to the resulting wines. 2018 began with a mild winter that trailed into a wet and cooler than normal spring. The cool and damp spring meant bud break was going to be slightly tardy, happening in late April rather than early April. As summer temperatures began to rise bloom and verasion happened quickly, speeding the growth of the vines considerably. Consistent above average heat throughout the summer, paired with dryer than normal conditions meant long growing days for the vines. Summer evening temperatures dipped in the mid 50s to allow vines much needed to rest and concentrate energy into developing fruit. After a long, hot summer, autumn provided a much needed cool down. Prolonged cool dry days throughout September meant longer hang time and controlled harvests dates. All signs point to another spectacular Willamette Valley harvest. Wines will be full-bodied, lush, juicy, and packed with fruit flavors that fill the glass. These will be wines that are full of life while they are young and will develop into stunning wines to age in the cellar.
Vintage 2018
Wine Style Medium Red Wine
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation Yamhill- Carlton AVA
Size 750 ml