2021 Candide – NEW RELEASE
Estate Reserve Pinot Noir ∞ Chehalem Mountains AVA
64 cases produced. $56
Named for Leonard Bernstein’s operetta of the same name (which was based on the 1759 novella by Voltaire), the 2021 Candide was made with our estate Pommard and Wadenswil Heritage clones the first time. These blocks in our Chehalem Mountains AVA vineyard are planted at 550 and 500 feet in elevation respectively. The wine aged for 12 months in French oak. It showcases the richer mouthfeel and spicier characteristics of Wadenswil, enhanced by the minerality and warmth imparted by our volcanic Jory soil.TECHNICAL NOTES
NOSE: Vanilla, mulling spices, ripe tangelo, black plum.
PALATE: Vanilla, plum galette, white pepper, dried Montmorency cherry.