2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
In 2016 I contracted for an additional 1.5 tons worth of Weber Vineyard from a block a little further down the hill from where I traditionally make the single vineyard Weber. Using this as a base and then supplemented with smaller portions of the original Weber block and a bit of Shea all aged in 1, 2 and 3 year old barrels. This wine is designed for somewhat earlier drinking and nearer term cellaring, although I wouldn’t be surprised if it lasts a solid decade in the bottle. Darker in color than the 2015’s largely do to the incredibly small cluster size we had in 2016 the wine has both nuance and intensity in a more forward drinking package. You will be hard pressed to find a Pinot Noir that uses vineyards of this pedigree at this price.