2016 Division Willamette Valley Pinot Noir "Cinq"

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The 2016 Pinot Noir "Cinq" is sourced from the Armstrong Vineyard, in the Ribbon Ridge AVA, where grapes are grown on volcanic soils with marine sedimentary overlay and a base of basalt rock. Two barrels of this wine were made, with one being new French oak and the other being used.This is a powerfully structured wine that will benefit from time in the bottle, though it is pretty awesome right now as well, particularly after a brief decant. This is the earthiest of Division's Pinots, with brambly dark fruit accompanied by notes of grilled mushroom, forest floor, and a perfect subtle hint of sandalwood. This is a great Pinot Noir for winter cuisine, and would be perfect for cassoulet, pork roast, roasted roots vegetables, or pearl onions in gravy. The wine has strong, focused tannins and great rigid structure with incredible focus and concentration of character. Andrew Farquhar