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2016 Balcombe Vineyard, Celebratory Pinot Noir

2016 Balcombe Vineyard, Celebratory Pinot Noir
2016 Balcombe Vineyard, Celebratory Pinot Noir

2016 Balcombe Vineyard, Celebratory Pinot Noir: This is both familiar and a stranger at the same time. If you know the wines from Balcombe Vineyard you will recognize the elegant textural components and red fruit base to this wine. This wine has an incredible mouthfeel, very different than the silky aspect in the Balcombe bottling or that dense, rugged aspect in the Block 1B its mid-palate is pure velvet. It is distinctly one of the lushest wines we have ever made let alone from this vineyard. The wine does show the graphite and herb-laden aspect of 100% whole cluster wines in the nose and the dense, rich and fine tannins on the finish. This wine has immense developmental capacity in its DNA. This is something to buy, hold and celebrate with (National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day) and toast to Balcombe Vineyard and Mort Cooke!

Since our first vintage we have divided Balcombe Vineyard into five distinct blocks. Block 1B certainly is the most famous of these sections of the vineyard. The other four blocks make up the Balcombe bottling, some barrels go into the Balcombe bottling and some go into the Volcanic bottling. The block at the top of the vineyard called Block 2A, represents this bottling. This was fermented with 100% whole clusters. The three barrels were aged for about one year in a new, once used and twice used set of Cadus barrels. This is an utterly unique bottling of Balcombe Vineyard, so even if you have purchased the 2016 Balcombe and/or the 2016 Balcombe, Block 1B bottlings this will take you on a completely different tour of this vineyard’s soul.

What Your Purchase of this Wine Does and How it works:  With the quantity of wine we made and the donation level we are enacting, you will help raise over $20,000 for the Newberg Animal Shelter’s capital campaign. That is a serious push toward them being able to control their own destiny. To say that Mort would have appreciated this to the core of his being is an absolute understatement.

What we are doing with the sale of this wine is this; rather than giving you the normal club member discount of 20% we are issuing you a letter stating the amount of your donation and you can, if you choose to, write that portion off on your taxes. We, in turn, will match that 20% donation on all purchases. So, a case will go for $720 ($60/bottle). For buying a case you will receive a statement for $144 as the donation amount and we will also donate $144. Half-cases would be $72 and we would match the $72. $288 of every case ($24/bottle) will go directly to the Newberg Animal Shelter. We hope to (and anticipate) quickly selling the 70 cases we have available. That will make for a total contribution of just over $20,000.

2016 Balcombe Vineyard, Celebratory Pinot Noir: This is both familiar and a stranger at the same time. If you know the wines from Balcombe Vineyard you will recognize the elegant textural components and red fruit base to this wine. This wine has an incredible mouthfeel, very different than the silky aspect in the Balcombe bottling or that dense, rugged aspect in the Block 1B its mid-palate is pure velvet. It is distinctly one of the lushest wines we have ever made let alone from this vineyard. The wine does show the graphite and herb-laden aspect of 100% whole cluster wines in the nose and the dense, rich and fine tannins on the finish. This wine has immense developmental capacity in its DNA. This is something to buy, hold and celebrate with (National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day) and toast to Balcombe Vineyard and Mort Cooke!

Vintage2016
VarietalPinot Noir
AppellationDundee Hills
VineyardBalcombe
Alcohol13.90%
Volume1.5 liter
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