2016 Griffin's Cuvée Pinot Noir
As part of the family Cuvées, Griffin's Cuvée is the namesake wine for our Founder's son. Styled after him, this Pinot Noir is bold and assertive.
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.