2016 Prince Hill Pinot Noir

2016 Prince Hill Pinot Noir

Winemaker’s Notes

Our 2016 vintage from Erath’s iconic vineyard in the Dundee Hills offers up the essence of Framboise and a twist of orange zest supported by notes of rose pastille and a nice herbaceousness suggesting lavender and white pepper.

Technical Notes

Harvest date: 09/17-20/2016
AVA: Dundee Hills AVA
Brix: 23.8º
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
pH: 3.68
Aging: 10 Months
Alcohol: 14.2%
New Oak: 49%
RS: 0 g/L
Skin contact: 16 days
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Other Notes

The Vintage For the third consecutive year, the Willamette Valley was treated to a near-perfect vintage. With higher spring temperatures leading to the earliest bud-break on record, it looked to be a challenging run ahead. But with cool and consistent weather throughout the ripening period, 2016 looks to trump even the much lauded 2014 and 2015 vintages. As sugar levels rise in the fruit, the acidity levels decrease. Due to the longer hang time after fruit set, this process was slowed and acidity levels remained optimal when harvest arrived. is allowed for a degree of finesse and elegance in the wines, more so than the opulent 2015’s. Balanced acidity makes for fresher and crisper white varietals, and allows the Pinot Noirs to age beautifully for years to come. Considered a “giving” vintage both in quantity and quality, look for approachable wines now that will continue to reward as time goes on.
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Vintage 2016
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation Dundee Hills AVA
Size 750 ml