A concentrated, dark, bruding nose of macerated black & blue fruits and notes of brown spices and vanilla. The palate is replete with saturated, juicy, candied red berry character, sweet spices, and silky tannins. This unctuous, bombastic, unabashedly fruit forward and juicy wine finsihes vibrantly with mouth watering acidity. Headonistically crafted, and best enjoyed in large gulps!
93 Points Vinous & 92 Points Wine Enthusiast
Brilliant red. Spice-accented cherry and black raspberry on the nose, along with suggestions of vanilla, musky underbrush and cola. Round and fleshy on the palate, showing impressive depth to the sweet red and dark berry flavors, which are braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Delivers a solid punch of sappy dark fruit on the gently tannic finish, which lingers with strong, spicy tenacity. (all destemmed fruit and 45% new French oak) -- Josh Raynolds of Vinous
100% X-Novo Vineyard AVA: Eola-Amity • Elevation: 550 Ft. • Exposure: East/ South East • Soils: Volcanic/ decomposed basalt • Clones: Mixed Pinot Noir • Native Yeast Fermentation • Farming Practices: Sustainable This beautiful site high up in the Eola-Amity hills. The mixed bag of 11 different Pinot Noir clones are planted in deep red soils strewn with large basalt rocks. The vineyard yields intense wines with rich blue fruit and silky tannins.
Bottled September 2017 | 100% De-stemmed | 3.60 pH | 5.4 g/L TA | 14.9% ABV | Comprised of 11 Pinot Noir Clones, Co-harvested & Co-fermented | 12 Months in Oak Barrels (45% New)