2018 Bieze Vineyard Pinot Noir
The Bieze vineyard sits high up in the Eola Hills, where it benefits from cool ocean breezes that flow through the Van Duzer Corridor, a break in the Coast Range. This allows for longer hang time, as the grapes ripen more slowly while retaining superb acidity. The Pommard clone of Pinot is grown here in soils formed from layers of volcanic basalt. The 2018 has a full, focused aroma of dark fruit and savory herbs, a captivating grip on the palate, and a fine, juicy finish.
120 cases produced
92 points – Wine Enthusiast
A vein of iron, a foundation of earth and stem, a tight, focused core of blackberry fruit are all in play. Excellent concentration and balance are indications that future development will prove beneficial.
92 points – Vinous
Deep garnet. Cherry, blackberry, licorice, vanilla and a smoky mineral quality on the pungent nose. Bitter cherry, fruitcake, cola and savory herb flavors slowly take a sweeter turn through the back half. Finishes very long and chewy, with youthfully gripping tannins and a repeating cherry note.