2015 Griffin's Cuvee Pinot Noir
As the age-worthy member of the Family Cuvée trio of Dobbes Pinot Noirs, this vintage of Griffin’s Cuvée delivers with characteristic complexity. Blended from 6 different vineyards, various non-fruit components take a leading role along with depth and structure from whole cluster spice. Aromas of dark berries mingle with earthy, savory notes and subtle floral lilac and violet. A full, round mouthfeel with sturdy structure and acid to preserve freshness all carries a long finish. 18% whole cluster fermentation contributes flavors of blackberry pie and herbal spice, while 21 months in 44% new French oak barrels boosts mouthfeel and softens tannins, encouraging further aging in bottle. Drink now or allow Griffin to age gracefully through 2020-2027.