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2016 McMinnville Cuvée Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
McMinnville
Alcohol %
13.5

2016 McMinnville Cuvée Pinot Noir

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Structured tannins and forward acidity make this a fine candidate for cellaring or to enjoy now with a variety of dishes like grilled fish, Beef Bourguignon or Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Estimated release date of 2017 vintage: April 2020

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
McMinnville
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A blend of Dupee and Momtazi Vineyards, the aroma presents earthy tones of eucalyptus, leather and dried fig alongside fruit and floral layers found in marionberry, blackcurrant, blueberry, violet, and vanilla. A seamless transition onto the palate highlights structured tannins, with spicy cedar and tobacco notes from 10% whole cluster fermentation. 16 months in 40% new French oak has enhanced this wine’s non-fruit complexity and provided extra time to integrate structured, age-worthy tannins, which frame the long finish. This darker, more tannic style of Pinot Noir will enhance a variety of protein-focused dishes such as grilled lamb chops, beef stew, and pork rillettes. A little bottle age will help the wine find balance in its youth from 2020-2023 and aged integration from 2024-2025.