An overall warmer Oregon vintage led to an early harvest of our Dundee estate. Clusters were half their usual size and berries were small, leading to an amazing concentration and depth in the finished wine. Medium purple and bursting with blue- and blackberry fruit, this persuasive Pinot is very structured with powerful tannins. A refreshing acidity finishes off this age-worthy Estate wine.This wine will cellar for over 10 years and we recommend decanting it if opened in its youth. Bring on the lamb shanks!
"The oak is dialed-up in the feed of ripe red cherries and plums on the nose of this modern pinot. The palate has a plush, richly detailed and fresh, concentrated feel. This is delicious pinot. Drink now." 93pts - JamesSuckling.com
"Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2016 Pinot Noir L'Altra Linea Furioso opens with dark scents of wild blackberries with hints of wood smoke, tar and turned black earth with potpourri and spicy accents. Light to medium-bodied, it gives concentrated fresh black berries flavors in the mouth with grainy tannins to frame and plenty of juicy acidity, finishing long." 90pts - Wine Advocate