2015 Grande Cuvee Pinot Noir

2015 Grande Cuvee Pinot Noir

Deep, bright red in color with a vibrant and fruity nose. Cheery aromas of black cherry, plum and blackberry compote entice the nose while the soft mouthfeel gives way to flavors of dark fruit with elements of bramble, leather and licorice.

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TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation: Willamette Valley AVA
Production: 5,000 Cases

VINEYARDS
Harvest Date: September 2 - 22, 2015
Yield: 2.5 tons/acre
Brix: 24.5
pH 3.65

FERMENTATION AND AGING
Alcohol 13.9%
$30.00 per Bottle
 

Vintage

In a similar fashion to the 2014 vintage, the Willamette Valley experienced another extraordinary, nearly ideal growing season. 2015 was a dry season, though never critically hot. This led to perfect ripeness and beautifully balanced fruit. High yields with exceptional quality allowed for another harmonious vintage, albeit almost a month earlier than the previous year. Higher than normal temperatures in spring allowed for early bloom, flower and fruit-set in exceptional conditions. The last rains were waved away on the 2nd of June and the Willamette Valley enjoyed a warm and dry growing season with temperatures never threatening over-ripeness. The harvest began in the last week of August, almost a full month earlier than normal. Grape clusters were larger than usual as a result of a very giving vintage, allowing for larger yields at high levels of quality. A twin to 2014, although a year apart, the 2015 vintage provided pristine clean fruit with minimal ill-effects due to disease, pests and birds. With the wines showing extraordinary balance between fruit, sugar and acidity, the harmony of the 2015 vintage sets the stage for some stellar Oregon wines
Vintage 2015
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Pinot Noir
Size 750 ml