2016 King Estate High Wire Pinot Noir

2016 King Estate High Wire Pinot Noir
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Tasting Notes

The deep garnet red color in the glass opens up to blackberry, cassis, tea leaves and baked bread on the nose. In the mouth the wine is fleshy with soft tannins and a balanced weight that finishes long and round. Enjoy now and at least through 2031.

Vineyard Notes

Block 4C on King Estate uses a high trellis – High Wire – to train the vines high, allowing more exposure of the vine to the sun. This 100% Biodynamic® wine is from the Colmar 538 clone originally from Alsace, France. Hallmarks of this grape are its dark fruit characteristics, spice and earthen tones, all found in this expression of classic Pinot Noir.

Winemaker Notes

Whole clusters are destemmed then subjected to a 48-hour cold soak with daily pump overs. For further concentration of flavor and color, 10% of juice is bled off the red wine during fermentation using the Saignée method. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel open top tanks with daily punch downs. All winemaking practices are certified Biodynamic, including native fermentations (primary and secondary) and minimal intervention throughout. Aged in French oak barrels for 14 months, 25% new.

Technical Notes
  • Vintage 2016
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Appellation Willamette Valley
  • Alcohol 14.1
2016 King Estate High Wire Pinot Noir

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