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2016 Westmount Pinot Noir

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes

A classic Oregon Coast summer sunset. Your toes are in the sand and you’re welcomed with marionberry pie, fresh date, and lightly tanned leather. Enjoy flavors of freshly harvested Oregon blueberry, dragon fruit and dark cherry supported by refined tannins and lasting acidity. This wine speaks to the warmer vintage with great concentration and integrated tannins. It is made for the adventure today, drink now.


Technical Notes

  • Harvest: 09.12.16-10.15.16
  • Avg Brix at Harvest: 23.1
  • pH: 3.58
  • Alcohol: 13.1%
  • Aging: 10 Months
  • Grapes: Pinot Noir
  • AVA: Willamette Valley
  • Skin Contact: 18 days

The Vintage

Early, Complex, Concentrated

In 2016, the Willamette Valley continued to be pushed the envelope to a new normal, as the earliest vintage on record. An unusually warm spring gave way to moderate summer conditions, which provided even growing conditions through véraison. Though it was an intense growing season due to the early start, the fruit produced throughout the valley resulted in wonderful concentration and complexity with characteristic natural acidity. The result was both perfectly ripe fruit with complexity and intrique If 2014 and 2015 made very good wines, the 2016 vintage may be headed toward greatness.


 

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2016 Bottle Shot

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2015 Bottle Shot