We harvest the 2014 Gran Moraine Vineyard Pinot Noir from Block 401at a Brix of 24.9 on the 21st of September, 2015. The wine spent 5 days on cold-soak maceration prior to an 18 day fermentation with 100% destemmed Pinot Noir grapes. The wine was matured 9 months if French oak barrels, with an overall new oak impact of 27%.
Red cherry and clove on the nose, the 2015 Gran Moraine is quintessential Oregon Pinot Noir. This Pinot out of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA has aromas of red cherry and clove completed by silky tannin and a lithe texture. The 2015 Gran Moraine uses the 114 clone, can be cellared for 5-7 years and pairs well with duck and game.