2017 Pinot Noir 5L
Brilliantly structured, with expressive violets, raspberry, and dark cherry notes. The juicy flavors of plums and black berries dominate the palate. The refined tannins and supportive acid offers balance to the lingering finish.
This vintage did not see a lot of rain, but was overall a moderate growing season. Light rain during bloom lowered crop levels, but the berries that remained were concentrated giving this wine fantastic aromas of peach, tangerine, apricot and honeysuckle that move into a refreshing palate with grapefruit, pear and a just a hint of anise. A heat spike during August slowed down the ripening of the grapes leaving this vintage round and lean, but then focusing with a refreshing acidity that elevates the flavors.