2017 Pinot Noir D. Cuvée
A blend of 5 unique clones of Pinot Noir, the D. Cuvée started out raw, unpolished, and exciting as heck but eventually “found the light” through extended lees contact, gentle stirring, and 9 months of aging in primarily 1st and 2nd fill oak barrels. Hints of cherry cola, smokey blueberry pie, and strawberry fruit leather on the nose are supported by subtle, supple oak. The finish belies some of the tannin and heat from its youth, but we really like where it’s at (and where it’s going!). Will bottle age gracefully for 5 to 7 years.