2016 Wedding Block Reserve Pinot Noir
The 2016 vintage was one of the best for RRV and produced a number of our favorite wines. The 2016 Wedding Block is at the top of the list. The early spring and warm, but not hot summer and fall yielded some of the best fruit to date. And the wines were uniformly excellent. After the success we had with extended barrel aging the 2015 Wedding Block, we repeated the experiment in 2016. We took the best barrels from the 2016 vintage and left them in neutral French oak barrels for another year – a total of 20 months.
The 2016 Wedding Block wine is anchored by the black Pommard fruit accentuated by highlights of red currants. The fruit is supported by silky fine tannins that fill out the mid-palate and give it a luscious mouth feel. The slightly spicy and toasty finish lingers seemingly forever and draws you back for more.