2016 Guadalupe Pinot Noir

2016 Guadalupe Pinot Noir

Winemakers Notes

The aroma of our 2016 Pinot Noir from the Guadalupe Vineyard instantly transports you to yourmost recent memory of eating ripe bing cherries by a campfire, and the flavor sings with a melody of harmonious notes of cinnamon infused caramel supported by a touch of tellicherry peppercorns.

Technical Notes
Harvest: 09/03/2016
Brix at Harvest:23º
pH: 3.58
Alcohol: 13.9%
Residual Sugar: 0 g/L
Aging: 14 Months
Barrels: 100% French Oak
New Oak: 50%
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard: Guadalupe Vineyard
AVA: Dundee Hills AVA
Year Planted: 2006
Unfiltered
Fined with traditional egg whites
$50.00 per Bottle
$600.00 per Case
 

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
Size 750 ml