Three Feathers Pinot Noir 2016
$32.00 – $336.00
Three Feathers Estate & Vineyard is pleased to present our 2016 Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir, our first vintage featuring the Dijon clone 667.
The style of our 2016 Pinot is in the French tradition with lighter sugars, lighter color and lower alcohol making it long lasting in the bottle and excellent paired with both flesh and fowl.
$32 / Bottle
$336 / Case of 12 ($28 per bottle)
The wine is a ruby red color with an aroma of honey and cherry. It has low alcohol and acidity so the flavor is pleasant, mellow and bright.
A single-clone (Dijon 667) Pinot Noir from Block One of Three Feathers Estate on Chehalem Mountains, planted in 2014.
The 2016 season was characterized by a later bud break and bloom than previous years. We experienced a relatively dry and warm spring followed by a dry and warm summer. Perfect conditions for a great harvest. The only “damper” on this was an early start to our rainy season – just as we were starting to harvest in mid-September! Everyone in the valley was doing a balancing act between getting picked with the proper amount of sugars (Brix) and picking before the rains came in earnest. Picking was done in the light of the harvest moon.
The grapes were hand-harvested, sorted and pressed. The wine was kept in the vat for 21 days then barreled in neutral French oak to age for 10 months and bottled in late summer.
|Varietal||100% Pinot Noir|
|Appellation||100% Chehalem Mountains|
|Harvest Date||September 2016|
|Aging||10 months in neutral French oak barrels|
|Bottling Date||July 2017|