2017 Pinot Noir Heritage FUTURES
Taut and intense, this is a wine that needs time to age into itself. Aromas of vanilla, black pepper, Rainier cherries, and rose petals. This wine is powerful and concentrated on the palate, with notes of Marionberry, red cherry, strawberry jam, and an oaky, spicy quality. Very structured, with bright acidity in the mid-palate, and a very long finish.
The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted, and 50% destemmed. After a 5-day cold soak, fermentation began. The must was punched down and pumped over twice daily until dry, and pressed at dryness. The wine was aged in 25% new French oak barrels and racked the following spring.