The 2017 vintage is a brilliant example of Pinot Noir from a consistent and warmer than average Western Oregon growing season. In the glass, there is a garnet-colored center with bright ruby edges. The nose has rich,
fruit-forward aromas like ripe cherries and strawberry pie, with hints of cinnamon, vanilla and mocha. The palate echoes with ripe strawberries and dark chocolate up front, followed by earthy and spicy notes of forest floor and clove. Expect this to age beautifully through the next decade.
Crisp and fruit-forward, with pleasant cherry and cranberry notes. Drink now. 100,000 cases made.
In this light vintage, the red fruits here seem thin, and the stemmy character is prominent. The winemaking is faultless and well-balanced, but at this volume in this vintage it does not reach the quality of the 2016.