2013 The Four Graces Foley Family Estate Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills
The embodiment of elegance and finesse in winemaking, The Four Graces 2013 Dundee Hills Reserve Pinot Noir is perfectly balanced with seamless tannins and the ripe, lush red berry fruit profiles indicative of great Dundee Hills Pinot Noirs. Aromas of strawberries and heritage roses mingle with cloves and dark cherries, ending with notes of sage and cedar. The palate bursts with bramble fruits and cranberries. The youthful tannins are an indicator of great things to come; age will only bring more beauty.
100% Pinot Noir
10 months in 1 00% French Oak, 30% New
The 2013 growing season was text book perfect. Spring arrived early with warm temperatures and little rain. Bloom was a month early and the set was robust. A dry, even hot June rolled into a summer of breezy warm days. As we moved into September we were looking at a perfect season with a healthy crop load. And then the rains arrived. We had two rain events, the second one in late September bringing up to six inches of rain in three days. Grapes were picked before and between the rain. Thankfully due to the early season grapes were mature and ready for harvest. The rain events were more of a logistical challenge than a growing issue. October capped off the season with two weeks of glorious Indian Summer
The Dundee Hills Reserve Pinot Noir is the result of ongoing observation in the vineyard to select the best fruit from specific rows and blocks. The Foley Family Estate Vineyard which produces this wine boasts the jory soils well known for their iron-rich, fertile characteristics.
980 cases produced