2016 Cuveé E Pinot noir
Great vintage with beautiful weather and just the right amount of rainfall to keep the plants happy, this vintage is slowly opening up in the bottle now that this “E” has been resting for one year.
Great deep color. Lush entry with just enough fruit to earth flavors as well as a round mouthfeel. Nice big wine without the cloyingness of the mainstream wines. A true Pinot noir made from 100 percent Pinot noir grapes from the Willamette Valley. This wine is drinking great now and will easily cellar for another fifteen years for those who like more “earthy” flavors, as this wine is alive due to being made in a traditional, non-interventionist method: Spontaneous primary and secondary fermentation, the only ingredient added to this wine is 20 parts per million of SO2 before bottling so that it will last. Real wine, like all of my wines, will not give you a hangover like most. Go ahead, drink a bottle in one sitting and let me know.