The nose starts out fresh and flinty clean, with bright red cherry, pronounced vanilla, and hints of cedar and filbert. The palate has a mellow approach, light body, and a tart finish. This wine will hold up against strongly flavord foods.
Aged 21 months in 33% new French oak, this wine bears the mark of our confidence and investment in this vintage.
Being a lighter red, the pinot Noirs generally get less barrel time so that they don't oxidize. They also tend to have higher acidity. As such, they often develop more gradually in the bottle. Expect this wine to improve for many years.
Total Alcohol: 13%
Time in Barrel: 21 months
Clonal blend: 60% Dijon 777
40% Dijon 667
Source: Forest Grove Estate