2016 GABRIELLA PINOT NOIR
The Gabriella Pinot Noir was born as our grand cru bottling in honor of Jessica’s daughter, Gabriella, to be enjoyed on her 21st birthday, a French tradition that the family adopted. Since then, the goal of the Gabriella Pinot Noir is to create a wine of strength that is intended to age with complexity, refinement, and grace. It is comprised of three special lots, whole cluster for tannin complexity, and a higher than usual percentage of new oak for longevity. This was cited by Forbes as “Outstanding- If you’re a lover of Pinot Noir, don’t miss this wine” and won a Double Gold in the Oregon Wine Awards.
Appellation: Dundee Hills and Yamhill-Carlton District
Harvest: September 4-13, 2016
Barrel aging: 36% new French oak barrels for 11 months
Production: 271 cases
Certification: L.I.V.E. (two vineyards), Organically and Biodynamically Farmed (one vineyard)