2016 GABRIELLA PINOT NOIR
Rated 92 Points by James Suckling
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)