Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2016
This B. Wise Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley comes from three vineyards. Two of them, Bramble Hill Vineyard and Omero Vineyard, are both in the Ribbon Ridge AVA. The third vineyard, La Colina, is in the Dundee Hills AVA. Blended primarily from Bramble Hill, with its marine sediment soils and Pommard and 115 clones providing beautiful fruit and structure. Omero is a very low vigor site, giving more bass tone to the wine. A little deeper color comes from the 777 clone at La Colina.
Black cherry and blackberry fruits with mineral notes in the nose. A concentrated Pinot with fern, bay leaf, and bramble aromas. Medium tannins with pleasing chalky texture on the palate and integrated oak tones. Broad mouth feel and extended finish round out the wine. 185 cases produced. Best 2020–2027.