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Owsley Pinot Noir

2016 Pinot Noir

As this latest vintage of Owsley is poured into your glass, you will notice the beautiful, bright garnet color. This classic Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is elegantly structured and focused with a nice depth of flavors full of juicy red fruits, warm barrel spice and dark chocolate. The finish is long and textured with fine tannins and bright acidity.

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Flavor Notes

Owsley Pinot Noir is a beautiful, bright garnet color. On the nose, it expresses intense aromas of dark fruit including black raspberry, cassis, and black cherry liqueur. Complex notes of forest floor, black tea, dark chocolate, tobacco and cedar wood round out the scents of this aromatic wine.

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Alcohol

13.9%

TA

5.7 gms/L

PH

3.6

RS

0.6 gms/L

Vintage

2016

Appellation

Owsley Estate Vineyard

Composition

100% Pinot Noir

Fermentation

100% Malolactic

Maturation

The barrel aging for this Pinot Noir was a regimen of one-third each of new, once-used and twice used French oak. After maturing for 16 months, the final blend was assembled and bottled.

The Making Of

The fruit was hand picked and hand sorted before a gentle destemming. At the winery the fruit was cold soaked, hand punched down and fermented in small open-top stainless steel tanks.

Awards & Recognition

93
Gold, 93 Points

2018 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

Recipes & Pairings

How to Create the Perfect Pairing

Pinot noir is one of the most versatile red wines and pairs well with a plethora of ingredients from cold meats and cheeses to roasted chicken or lamb. Pair the juicy red fruits and warm barrel spice of our Owsley Pinot Noir with the following to create a truly immersive wine experience.

  • Beef

  • Duck

  • Salmon

  • Lamb

Grilled Tenderloin of Beef with Roquefort Butter

This takes advantage of a French inspired flavored or compound butter. The butter is delicious on all grilled or roasted meats, birds or fish.  Double or triple the butter and store in the freezer to use on grill meats or poultry, of any kind. It’s also delicious on burgers. Serve with sautéed greens, if desired. The rich Founders Reserve Pinot Noir served with this recipe is a special treat.

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Pan Seared Duck Breast With Blackberry Sage Sauce

This is a delicious dish and I think a perfect match with Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir. The sauce can be made ahead and reheated. Serve with an earthy combination of pan roasted mushrooms and sautéed kale.

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Grilled Lamb Pork Chops with Pomegranate Molasses and White Beans

Pomegranate molasses is readily available in Middle Eastern grocery stores or online. Pomegranate molasses, also referred to as pomegranate syrup, is a tart-sweet reduction of pomegranate juice with the consistency of maple syrup. Used in the cuisines of the Middle East, India, Armenia, and Georgia, pomegranate molasses varies in taste, color, and viscosity by region.

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