2016 X-NOVO Pinot Noir
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!
Bottled: September 2017 (100 cases produced)
Alc %/ Vol: 14.9
TA: 5.4 g/L
Whole Cluster: 0%
Elevage: 12 months in French oak barrels, 45% new
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.