2015 Cuvee Constantin
A lifted, perfumed nose boasting a myriad of aromas: raspberry, red plum, wild strawberry, violets, candied citrus, and graphite. The medium bodied, compact, and lean palate is replete with red berry, cocoa, and bakers spice character balancing the firm acidity and refined tannins. A medium-long finish suggests enjoying this wine now through 2020.
Bottled: May 2016 (392 cases produced)
TA 5.6 g/L
Elevage: 18 months in 228L French oak barrels, 30% new
75% Flanerie Vineyard
Harvest Date: September • AVA: Ribbon Ridge • Elevation: 200-300 Ft. • Exposure: East • Soils: Marine Sedimentary (Willakenzie Series) • Clone: Wadenswil, 667, 777 & Pommard • Native Yeast Fermentation • 20% Whole Cluster • Farming Practices: Dry farmed/Organic Principles
The Flanerie Vineyard, planted in 2003 sits facing due east on the southern edge of the Ribbon Ridge AVA. The terrain is comprised of a thin layer of topsoil over a deep seam of marine sedimentary motherock. These dry farmed vines produce intense wines with dark fruit and unique meaty/savory signature.
25% X-Novo Vineyard
Harvest Date: • AVA: Eola-Amity • Elevation: 550 Ft. • Exposure: East/ South East • Soils: Volcanic/ decomposed basalt Clone: Mixed Pinot Noir • Native Yeast Fermentation • %100 Destemmed • Farming Practices: Sustainable
This is a beautiful site planted with a mixed of clones collected by the owner, Craig Williams, throughout his years working in the California wine industry. This sun soaked vineyard faces east with an unobstructed view of the Cascade mountain range. The finished wines from these deep Jory soils yield a vivid wine that explodes with juicy red fruit.