The bold palate is ripe with strawberries, red cherries, black plums, pomegranate, bittersweet chocolate and pie spice which is balanced beautifully by bright acid, all within well-structured tannins
Savory herbal flavors, notably sage, intermingle with a deeper version of Parsons’ customary Bing cherry. Chocolate and tobacco notes will increase over time as the fruit recedes a bit.
Good structure and spice and a constantly unfurling list of flavors make this an exciting wine to discover and return to again and again.
There’s no mistaking that this fruit comes from a different part of the Willamette Valley, expressing aromas of cola, dried roses, rum raisin and Fruit Roll-Ups. The soft entry of the palate leads to cherry Jolly Rancher and dark chocolate with peppermint notes and a long and lingering finish.
Our 2012 Graham’s Block 7 is a great example of Pinot from the northwestern corner of the Willamette Valley. The medium garnet color introduces a bright aroma of raspberry, black cherry and cedar with hints of pie spice, sandalwood and dried cherry.
The vineyard block dubbed Swan Song during the 2010 vintage because of its losing battle with phylloxera finally succumbed in late 2013; this will be the last vintage we produce a Swan Song Pinot Noir.
Our Reserve Pinot Noir is a barrel selection from the best vineyards on the estate, with an emphasis on strength, depth and elegance.