This is our second release of this wine from the Trovato Vineyard, our estate property in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. This Pinot Noir is a blend of multiple blocks throughout vineyard, representing a diversity of clones – from the classic Pommard and Dijon clones, to newly selected cultivars such as Mt. Eden and Wädenswil. The diversity of Pinot Noir clones used creates a complex wine which is stylistically different from the Pinot Noirs produced on our estate Furioso Vineyard in Dundee.
On the nose, this young wine has hints of rose petal, graphite, and tarragon, as befits Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir. In the mouth, elements of cranberry and orange, more “red fruited” than the 2018 vintage, evokes thoughts of fresh-caught grilled Pacific Northwest salmon. As with all Furioso wines, this bottle was made to be cellared and will continue to evolve in the bottle for up to 10 years. To enjoy this wine young, it should be decanted before serving.
Double Gold, 2022 SF Chronicle Wine Competition
93, ‘Best Buy’, Wine & Spirits
92, ‘Editor’s Choice’, Wine Enthusiast