Chehalem Mountains AVA Reserve Pinot Noir
74 cases produced. $54
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—65.4% Wadenswil (11-year-old vines) sourced from Nemarniki Vineyard and 34.6% Pommard (6-year-old vines) from the Bells Up Estate vineyard—both in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. The 2019 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 cooler, wetter growing season.TECHNICAL NOTES
NOSE: Blackberry, dark plum, birch bark.
PALATE: Balanced and complex with a long finish and tapering acidity; notes of tart cherry pie, Granny Smith apple peel, blackberry, spice.