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2016 Willow Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir



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The product of a warm and generous vintage, this Pinot Noir possesses enticing aromas of red cherry, complemented by notes of juicy black raspberry and plum. On the palate, layers of spiced cherry fruits coexist with a delicate hint of vanilla and a soft rub of tannin, which culminates in a silky, complex and persistent finish. 2016’s generous growing conditions produced a richly fruited and energised Pinot Noir which is ready to enjoy now.

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Additional Information
Drink with: Duck, foraged mushrooms & cherries
Cellaring: 8+ years
Cases: 700 dozen
Harvested: 4,7,9 & 11th March 2016
Bottled: February 2018
Alc/Vol: 13.5
Status : In stock

Hand harvested, 100% destemmed and fermented in small open fermenters
Gently hand plunged daily for 21 days
Indigenous yeasts, malolactic fermentation
11 months in 225L French oak barrels, 20% new


2016 Pinot Noir, Huon Hooke, 92 pts
“Medium red colour with a little purple in the rim. The bouquet is red-fruited and fresh, with a stony mineral overtone. The wine is elegant and finely-structured with lovely refined tannins and delicate yet intense flavour. Red cherry to raspberry. Very stylish pinot.”
-13 May 2018
2016 Pinot Noir, Halliday Wine Companion, 94 pts
“Hand-picked MV6, D2V5, 115 and 777 clones, 9-27yo, fermented and matured separately, wild yeast open-fermented with 20% whole bunches, 21 days on skins, matured in French oak (20% new) for 11 months. Bright crimson-purple; fragrant and flowery aromas, with a soupcon of spice, are the signposts for a bright, lively and long palate that opens with bright red cherry/berry fruits, then veers towards a more savoury palate with a breezy finish.”
-1 Aug 2018
2015 Pinot Noir, Halliday Wine Companion, 95 pts
“Five clones, picked between 14 and 26 Mar, marry elegance and intensity, red berries with a brocade of multi-spices and a lingering, fresh finish.”
-6 Oct 2016

2015 Pinot Noir, The Wine Front, 94/95 pts

Gently smoked and spiced, slightly minty perfume, cherry and strawberry, some sweet nougat oak in support. Light to medium bodied, fine boned and cleanly etched with pure minerally acidity, a soft rub of pumice stone tannin, crisp raspberry and blackcurrant flavour, and a long clean finish. It’s beautifully done.”
-25 Jan 2016