A perfumed and pretty nose sporting lavender, floral and spice contrasted by blue and black berry character shows off the signature of the La Belle Promenade vineyard. The dense but buoyant palate isn't shy with dark berry flavors, spice, and whole cluster signature shinning through. Round and weighty, this wine is supported with integrated acidity and tightly wound, finely textured tannins. Only 487 cases produced.
94 Points James Suckling, 93 Points International Wine Report & 92 Points Vinous
Brilliant ruby-red. Intense red and blue fruit scents, along with suggestions of succulent flowers, mocha and a hint of smoky minerals that builds with aeration. Juicy, appealingly sweet and focused on the palate, offering boysenberry, black raspberry and vanilla flavors supported by a spine of zesty acidity. Picks up allspice and cola notes with air and finishes impressively long and smooth, delivering well-integrated tannins and lingering spiciness. -- Josh Raynolds of Vinous
100% La Belle Promenade Vineyard
AVA: Chehalem Mountains • Elevation: 700-820 Ft. • Exposure: North East/ South West
Soils: Volcanic (Jory/ Nekia) • Clones: Mixed Pinot Noir • Native Yeast Fermentation - Farming Practices: Dry farmed using Organic Principles
La Belle Promenade is 33 acres of mainly Jory and some Nekia soils, with the western portion of the site consisting of a thick layer of fractured basalt. The vineyard was planted in 2014 to 26 acres of Pinot Noir, 5 acres of Chardonnay and 2 acres of Pinot Meunier. Due in part to its high elevation, this site allows for great diversity in concert with our other estate vineyard, Flanerie.
Bottled September 2017 | 22% Whole Cluster | 3.76 pH | 5.2 g/L TA | 14.3% ABV 12 Months in Oak Barrels (38% New) | Mixed Pinot Noir Clones
Only 487 Cases Produced