2016 Graham Family Vineyard Pinot Noir
2016 was just about a back to normal year for the Russian River Valley with average rainfall and a decent crop size. We hadn't seen the typical foggy and sunny weather pattern since 2012. This is essential for high quality Pinot.
The 2016 Graham Family Vineyard Pinot Noir is a powerful yet elegant example of what the Russian River Valley can produce in a great year. The balance exhibited in the '16 is very similar to the 2012 and 2014 versions from this site. There's beautiful berry fruit combined with sous bois flavors, which is the signature of the Graham Family Vineyard. Enjoy this from late 2018 through 2028.
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation Russian River Valley
Harvest Date 9-15-16
Aging 10 months in 40% new French oak
Fermentation 100% destemmed
Bottling Date 6-28-17
Alcohol % 14.4
Production Notes 70%-667 20%-828 10%-777