2016 Deux Verres Reserve Pinot Noir
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The 2016 Deux Verres aroma is forward, rich, with sweet, concentrated red and dark cherries and light-earthy notes. The flavors are bright, sweet and soft, with juicy, concentrated layers of red, dark cherries, blueberries and complex earth notes. The texture is sweet, elegant, with soft and rich silky tannins that add to the creaminess of the wine. The finish is long with fruity layers of black cherries intermingled with concentrated red berries, floral notes and light earthy notes.
Nine vineyards are represented in the 2016 Deux Verres Pinot Noir: Alloro Vineyard, Bella Vida Vineyard, Hoy Vineyard, Kolb Vineyard, La Colina Vineyard, La Dolce Vita Vineyard, Olson Estate Vineyard, Varga Vineyard, Winkler Vineyard.
Harvested between September 7 and 23 at 22.9 to 26 Brix, the 2016 Deux Verres Pinot noir was hand sorted, fermented in small fermenters with no whole clusters for 13 to 30 days without cold soak, 3 punch downs a day, pressed very gently, and racked to a variety of French oak barrels: 15.57% new and 11.32% one year old and the rest neutral. The barrels were racked in March then again in August when the blend was put together before returning to neutral barrels for a total of 17 months.