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2016 Fairsing Vineyard Pinot Noir

Yamhill-Carlton AVA

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93 POINTS - Wine & Spirits Magazine, August 2018

93 POINTS - Vinous, June 2019

92 POINTS - Anthony Dias Blue Reports, August 2018

90 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast Magazine, October 2018

Tasting Notes

Bright and lush, spicy aromatics of red currants, blackberry and pepper lead to a juicy, mouth-coating palate. Fresh cherries, Kirsh and lavender lead to a bright and balanced finish with hints of cloves and tobacco.

About Fairsing Vineyard

Fairsing means “bountiful” in ancient Gaelic, and is owned by Mike and Mary-Ann McNally. This special vineyard site was established in 2005, when the family purchased a quarter section of harvested forestland. The vineyard is part of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA and has marine sedimentary soils with great drainage, allowing for earlier ripening. Today the sustainably farmed vineyard has 38 acres of Pinot noir grapes and 2 acres of Chardonnay planted on steep hillsides.

The 2016 Vintage

2016 will go down as a fantastic  year for Oregon's Willamette Valley. The growing season started four weeks earlier than 2015’s early budbreak. Temperatures were up and down all season, with a short heat spell early on and a significant cool period in August. This provided a lengthened growing season, resulting in small berries with highly concentrated flavors. With extra time comes more a more focused and relaxed atmosphere in the winery. Add to that a total lack of bird and disease damage and you have some very happy winemakers.

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Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Yamhill-Carlton AVA
Vineyard Designation
Fairsing Vineyard
Alcohol %

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