2016 Proprietor's Reserve Pinot Noir
Gold, 2018 Cascadia Wine Competition
10 months in 60% new French Oak
Subtle tiers of pomegranate, rhubarb, and blueberry with dominant earthy notes, lingering with a presence on the finish.
Gold, 2018 Cascadia Wine Competition; Gold, 2018 Northwest Wine Summit
Sourced from the award-winning Oregon Mountain Vineyard.
Throughout harvest, Winemaker Richard Batchelor worked closely with local growers and visited each vineyard to taste for maturity and ripeness to determine the precise moment to pick the fruit. Grapes were hand-harvested during the cool hours of the morning to preserve bright fruit notes. This single vineyard lot underwent a five day pre-fermentation cold soak before the tank was allowed to go through a native fermentation to dryness in about 21 days. Only the free run juice was collected to craft this wine, no press fraction was used in the making of this wine. This wine was then aged in French oak barrels for 10 months.
Cases produced: 315