2017 La Belle Promenade Pinot Noir
The 2017 vintage is bright with brilliantly concentrated berry character and spice. The palate is replete with intensity of fruit, perfume, spice, and fine grained tannin.
A perfumed and pretty nose sporting boysenberry, floral and spice, contrasted by red and dark red fruit characters that show off the signature of this estate vineyard. The dense but buoyant palate isn't shy, with dark berry flavors, spice, and whole cluster signature shining through. Soft and elegant, this wine is supported with harmonious acidity and silky tannins.
100% La Belle Promenade Vineyard | Chehalem Mountains AVA | 700 - 800’ Elevation | Northeastern & Southwestern Exposure | Volcanic Soils, Jory & Nekia | Planted to Mixed Pinot Noir Clones | La Belle Promenade Vineyard is planted to 36 acres of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Grüner Veltliner and Aligoté. It sits on top of volcanic soils, with the western portion of the site consisting of a thick layer of fractured basalt. Due in part to its high elevation, this site allows for great diversity in concert with our other estate vineyard, Flanerie.
1020 cases | Bottled August 2018 | 22% Whole Cluster | 3.67 pH | TA 5.0 | 14.3% ABV | 12 Months in Oak Barrels (32% New) | Mixed Pinot Noir Clones
93 Points, Vinous