2016 Pinot Noir, Black Label
Our “Black Label” Pinot Noir is our most sought-after Pinot Noir. It is a reserve-tier blend of our favorite barrels of Pinot Noir from the vintage. Stylistically, this is the boldest, most dramatic Pinot Noir in our portfolio. We select individual barrels for their complexity, intensity, structure and velvety mouthfeel. This wine typically contains the highest percentage of new oak barrels and will be the most long lived of our Pinot Noirs. In 2016, the wine was comprised of grapes from Radian (50%), Fiddlestix (40%) and Bentrock (10%). The wine was aged for 20 months in French oak barrels (37% new). This wine is always well received by the critics – the 2015 version of the Black Label received 95 points from Jeb Dunnuck and 93 Points from Galloni. Only 325 cases made, most of which went to the Wine Club.