Oregon’s Willamette Valley has leapt the ranks to become one of the pillars of Pinot Noir cultivation throughout the entire world. The region’s cool climate and Jory (basalt-based volcanic) soils are ideal for the fickle grape, creating an environment for Pinot Noir to fully develop its hypnotizing flavor profile and dazzling aromatics. After a legendary 2014 campaign, the 2015 vintage appears to be equally impressive after another warm dry growing season. We are thrilled to showcase the year’s beauty with our first release from the vintage, our 2015 Nolan.
Deep burgundy in color, the nose delivers high toned nuances of raspberry and black tea that settle with air to reveal deeper hints of potpourri and sautéed porcini mushroom. The palate has a lush velvety mouthfeel with rich flavors of black cherry and plum sauce, all leading to a satin finish accented by classic flavors of sandalwood and damp earth with a persistent tannin that ensures another 8-10 years of evolution in the bottle.