The Attaché 2015

Louis-Michel Liger-Belair (consultant)
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Pinot Noir
Pommard/Dijon 114/115/777)
12 months in 100% French oak (35% new)
13.5% alc/vol | TA: 4.9 g/L | pH: 3.53
AVAs & Vineyards
Eola Amity - Eagle Crest, Eola Springs, Popcorn McMinnville - Hyland Willamette Valley - Croft Yamhill Carlton - Bishop Creek, Fairsing, Gran Moraine, Stardance
An indigenous, whole berry fermentation took place employing a gentle infusion technique to extract color and depth without excessive phenolics. The wine then matured for 12 months in French oak barriques, 35% of which were new.
Tasting Notes
Lifted aromas of red and dark berries, dried flowers and herbs with touches of spice and woodsmoke. The palate fills the mouth with fleshy red fruits, cherry cola and earthy layers. Gentle tannins provide a structured yet soft frame to the fruit which is kept in line by a satisfying minerality. The wine finishes long with clarity and focus.
92 pts

"Limpid ruby-red. Racy, mineral-accented red fruit and floral pastille scents, along with suggestions of dried flowers, spicecake and woodsmoke. A vein of zesty minerality provides focus and lift to pliant raspberry and cherry cola flavors that flesh out and become sweeter with air. The spicy quality repeats strongly on the subtly tannic finish, which hangs on with excellent clarity and tenacity."

Josh Raynolds, Vinous (January 2018)
90 pts

“Trim and focused, with cherry and forest floor aromas and sleek, savory plum and mineral flavors that finish with polished tannins.”

Tim Fish, Wine Spectator (December 2017)