Solena Estates Grand Cuvee Pinot Noir 2011
The 2009 Grande Cuvee is abundant with aromas of cranberry and raspberry, complimented by notes of mocha, nutmeg and cinnamon stick with hints of licorice and cola. The palate is complex and intriguing without being overwhelming. It is round and fleshy; expressing more red fruit and introducing highlights of dark plum and black cherry with vanilla and spice undertones in the elegant and lengthy finish.
By combining grapes from a variety of appellations we created a wine with complex layers. We selected premium vineyard sites throughout the Willamette Valley, including Willakia (Eola-Amity Hills), Nuestro Sueno (Eola-Amity Hills), Zena Crown (Eola-Amity Hills), Kalita (Yamhill-Carlton District), and Monk's Gate (Yamhill-Carlton District). All of the vineyard sites embrace viticultural practices that reduce or eliminate the use of pesticides which can have a negative impact on the soil's health. The vineyard sites were closely monitored to ensure the maximum quality of fruit. Harvest decisions were made based on fruit flavors and sugars.