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2016 Krista's Block Pinot Noir

2016 Krista's Block Pinot Noir
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Krista’s Block is one part of a wine duo that always stirs up some sibling rivalry. The two wines are named Jeffery’s Block and Krista’s Block, and they show how a small change in location (a mere 500 ft) can completely change the outcome of a wine. Krista’s Block is named after the family’s only red-headed daughter. Both blocks are planted to the same clones of Pinot. The wines are vinified with native yeasts in identical fermentation vessels, and both wines are aged in duplicate barrel selections. Krista’s Block is planted on a steeper, rockier south-facing slope that is exposed to the cold Ocean winds coming from the west.

Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Eola-Amity Hills
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
These are the vineyard’s highest elevation vines. It’s a meaty, substantial style, loaded with black cherry fruit and a generous vein of espresso. Tannins are grainy and show a bit of that charred coffee character. Drink this now and over the next three or four years.
Vintage Notes
The 2016 vintage was the earliest spring on record. To our great relief, the rest of the season proved to be moderate and well-paced. The wines show concentration and finesse of a cooler and later ripening vintage.