2018 Candide – NEW
Nemarniki Vineyard ∞ Chehalem Mountains AVA Reserve Pinot Noir
65 cases produced. $54 | NEW RELEASE
Named for Leonard Bernstein’s operetta of the same name (which was based on the 1759 novella by Voltaire), Candide is comprised of two heritage clones of Pinot Noir—74.9% Wadenswil and 25.1% Pommard (10-year-old vines)—sourced entirely from Nemarniki Vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains AVA.The 2018 vintage was barrel-aged for 12 months in French oak. This wine showcases the richer mouthfeel and spicier characteristics of these two heritage clones of Pinot Noir, made more pronounced by a warmer growing season in the Chehalem Mountains AVA.TECHNICAL NOTES
NOSE: Black cherry, rhubarb, blackberry, green apple peel, white pepper.
PALATE: Balanced and complex with a long finish and black cherry, rhubarb, spice.