Knudsen Vineyards 2016 Pinot Noir

November 3, 2018 

Appellation: Dundee Hills

The historic Knudsen family, led by the late Cal Knudsen’s daughter, Page, adds another delicious chapter to its young brand with this fruit-forward Pinot Noir crafted by Argyle winemaker Nate Klostermann. Clone 777 dominates this blend across four blocks, and the dark fruit profile is reminiscent of boysenberry, blackcurrant and black cherry. The 16 months in 20% new French oak barrels allows for baking spice, cola and toasted sesame seed as a touch of earthiness adds to its panache. Pleasing density of plum, cherry-skin tannins and boysenberry acidity combine for a rich finish. This marks the third consecutive vintage that Great Northwest Wine’s tasting panel has given its top rating to the Knudsen flagship Pinot Noir, adding validation to Wine Press Northwest magazine naming Knudsen Vineyards as its 2016 Oregon Winery to Watch.

Rating: Outstanding! by Great Northwest Wine (14.1% alc.)

Price: $55

Production: 500 cases

Food pairings: Enjoy with lamb chops, game hens, Sausage and Wild Mushroom Risotto, paté and sweetbreads.

There is no public tasting room at this time. Visits are by appointment only and must be requested at least two weeks in advance.

16550 NE Knudsen Lane Dundee, OR 97115. (503) 580-1596

-- Great Northwest Wine

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