Cuvée Constantin is a nod to one of the great Flâneurs. In his essay "The Painter of Modern Life", Charles Boudelaire writes of a journalist turned street painter, a fixture on the sprawling promenades of Paris: Constantin Guys. As Constantin would wander the streets, searching for inspiration, our winemaker, Grant, walks the cellar to put together this cuvée every year.
Intense aromas of fresh red pomegranate and raspberry complement earthy forest floor, leather, white pepper and savory meat. Flavors of macerated strawberries, pomegranate and raspberry are accompanied by a briny olive tapenade, drying black tea leaves, and cedar wood. Silky and soft, balanced with buoyancy and impressive length, the 2019 Cuvée Constantin Pinot Noir leaves your palate awake and wanting more.
68% La Belle Promenade Vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains AVA & 32% Flânerie Vineyard in the Ribbon Ridge AVA
Bottled August 2020 | 656 cases | pH 3.76 | TA 5.0 | Native Least Fermentation | 17% New French Oak | 21% Whole Cluster | 100% Pinot Noir | 68% La Belle Promenade Vineyard & 32% Flânerie Vineyard
93 Points, Wine Spectator:
"Generous and vibrant, with multilayered raspberry and cherry flavors that take on cinnamon and rose petal accents as this glides toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2030." - Tim Fish