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2014 Five FACES Pinot Noir

92 Points - WRO

Bold and balanced, showcasing fresh red berry aromas and flavors backed by notes of wet earth, smoke, and spice. A layered wine with depth, well-integrated acidity, and refined tannins.

Purchase

$33.00 per Bottle
 

Description

In order to build a complex and layered Willamette Valley blend, we used open-top, closed-top, and barrel fermentation. For the open-top tanks, a preference for punch-downs was utilized, whereas the closed-top tanks used pump-overs exclusively. The rotator barrels spun on a schedule yielding a gentle extraction. All methods also received at least two rack-and-returns at precise times during the fermentation process. Nearly all lots were cold-soaked for up to 10 days, and native yeasts were used exclusively. In total, 25% whole clusters were used. The wine was aged for 11 months in 28% new and 31% once filled French oak barrels. Drink now through 2026.

Ratings

92 points - Wine Review Online (RC)
Give this food friendly wine some breathing time before serving, but be sure to enjoy its evolution in the glass as it airs. Initial aromas of earth and granite give way slowly to leaf and brown spice, adding bright cherry and strawberry fruit with additional time. The palate is bright, delivers the nose well and has a long, well integrated finish that brings a smoky note forward.
90 points - Wine Enthusiast
90 points - Vinous

Download Wine Notes
Vintage 2014
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation Willamette Valley
Acid TA 4.9 g/L
PH 3.78
Aging 28% new French oak
Alcohol % 13.5
Size 750 ml