2016 Griffin's Cuvée Pinot Noir
This age-worthy Pinot Noir exhibits dark fruits of mulberry and plum, with non-fruit components of black tea and tobacco from careful barrel selection and judicious percentages of whole cluster fermentation. Invite Griffin to your table, along with Filet Mignon, pungent cheeses, and dark chocolate.
90 points - Wine Enthusiast
Estimated release date of 2017 vintage: February 2020
This age-worthy wine showcases 8 vineyards with 17% whole cluster fermentation. Aromas trend towards dark fruits of cherry, plum and mulberry, with 45% new oak contributing vanilla, nutmeg, dark chocolate and clove. Whole cluster notes of black tea, thyme, tobacco and white pepper show throughout. The palate is structured with full body to support potential for aging. Rich flavors of dried cherry and fig are countered by acid driven cranberry and rhubarb. Tannins build into a long finish and are supported with juicy acid. Griffin’s is crafted with the intent to age and reward the patient.