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2016 Quinta Reserva Port Style Pinot Noir

2016 Quinta Reserva Port Style Pinot Noir

This special wine was developed years ago by the late winemaker, Forrest Klaffke. Founder Jim Bernau loved to end his winery tours with a tasting of this wine from the barrel, but Forrest complained that he was giving away too much of this precious, limited-production wine. In an attempt to deter Jim, Forrest locked the Pinot Noir Port barrels away and wore the key around his neck. The day before his passing, he gave the key to Jim. Since then, we have continued to make this wine according to Forrest's methods and bottle it in the original vintage label.  

A wine as equally rich in history, opens with inviting notes of plum, bittersweet chocolate, caramel, confectioner’s sugar and anise. On the palate, the balance of sweetness and acidity creates a beautiful viscous sip full of dark fruit, toffee, cherry cordial and holiday spice all concluding with a silky smooth finish.

Food Pairings: Enjoy with Rogue Creamery blue cheese with cherry compote, caked brie with figs and walnuts, flourless chocolate cake and with the company of a crackling fire. 

Peak Drinkability: 2019 - 2029.

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$50.00
/ 500ml
SKU: PNPT16
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Willamette Valley
Alcohol %
19.0
Founded in 1983 by Oregon native Jim Bernau with the dream of creating world-class Pinot Noir,
Willamette Valley Vineyards has grown from a bold idea into one of the region’s leading wineries, earning the title “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine


 

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