2019 GABRIELLA PINOT NOIR
Rated 95 Points by Jeb Dunnuck
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.
Appellation: Dundee Hills and Yamhill-Carlton District
Harvest: September 25-29, 2019
Barrel aging: 38% new; 25% one-year French oak barrels for 20 months
Production: 199 cases
Certification: Two vineyards L.I.V.E. Certified Sustainable and one farmed organically and biodynamically