2016 USS Portland Commissioning Pinot Noir 750 mL
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Please note: this wine is available online only, and is not available at the winery or for pickup.
This special bottling commemorates the USS Portland Commissioning. A substantial amount of the proceeds will go directly toward the USS Portland Commissioning Committee to support the ship and crew. Drink in good health!
2016 was a warmer than average year in the Willamette Valley, causing smaller clusters and a perfect deceleration of heat accumulation at the end of an early growing season. A touch of rain during flowering gave the clusters a higher skin to pulp ratio, leading to more vibrant flavors and aromas in the fruit. Towards the end of summer, the temperature dropped to near perfect condition and continued well into the fall. This allowed our grapes to have extended hang time and further develop desirable flavor profiles and complexity for a late harvest wine. Because of this, 2016 is one of the best vintages to date.
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