2016 Arcus Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir
From a historical perspective, the wines of 2016 bear more than a passing resemblance
to two other highly-acclaimed Oregon vintages: 2012 and 2008, years known for producing low yields of small,
concentrated berries. Three separate heat swells in early spring of 2016 resulted in three distinct bloom
periods, creating small amounts of millerandage, (“chicks and hens”) within individual clusters – which we
welcome with open arms, as we firmly believe this only adds to the character and complexity of our wines.