2017 Grand Cuvee Pinot Noir

2017 Grand Cuvee Pinot Noir

Winemaker’s Notes

Deep ruby in color with a vibrant nose. Lively aromas of plum, cherry, and rich blackberry syrup entice the nose while the soft mouth feel gives way to flavors of darkfruit with elements of toasted almonds, tobacco, and a light spice of clove.

Technical Notes

Harvest date: 09/27-29/2017
AVA: Willamette Valley
Brix: 22.4º
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
pH: 3.68
Aging: 11 Months
Alcohol: 12.9%
New Oak: 5%
RS: 0 g/L
Skin contact: 15 days
$30.00 per Bottle

Other Notes

The Vintage The past three 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. In 2017 however, we welcome the return of a Classic Oregon Vintage. With more than sufficient rain in the winter, complemented by a healthy snow pack, the 2017 vintage was o to the perfect start. A cool and wet spring then set the stage for a lengthy growing season that kicked o with bud-break closer to the long-term average start time of mid-April. A brief warm period accelerated the arrival of flowering, but June put the brakes on that with a gentle few weeks of cooler temperatures. This allowed for very healthy fruit-set, with the majority of growers reporting more and larger clusters per vine than usual. Véraison arrived quickly as July warmed up and August was the hottest on record in the state. With some careful vineyard management, growers were able to make the most of the heat and ensure healthy acid levels matched by quality tannins. Cooler temperatures, lower sugars, structured tannins and mouthwatering acidity all add up to one thing: classic Willamette Valley wines. And with the increased yield for the vintage, it simply means there’s more of it for you to enjoy
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Vintage 2017
Wine Style Medium Red Wine
Varietal Pinot Noir
Size 750 ml