2014 Special Reserve Pinot Noir
Our 2014 Special Reserve bottling is a selection of five special barrels that highlight the richness and power, depth and complexity of the vintage as drawn from several distinct Pinot Noir vineyards we worked with, including the Armstrong Vineyard in Ribbon Ridge, and the Bjornson Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills. This vintage was characterized by an early start, high enough temperatures to be the warmest vintage to date – although never extreme – with a perfect September finish. New Rousseau barrels from the Tronçais forest and the center of France provide some wood tannin and sweetness to round out the bigger and more pronounced tannins of the vintage, coupled with a balance of successively older barrels to maintain the rich fruit, spice, and texture from a mix of classic and Dijon clones on the diverse and complementary soils of these two vineyard. 124 cases produced. 13.8% alcohol. 40% new French oak (Rousseau Tronçais and Allier).
Five barrels selection from Bjornson and Armstrong Vineyard.