- Pinot Noir
- 750 ml
Clairière is a colluvial bowl that sits on a cool, well-exposed benchtop near the highest portion of the WillaKenzie Estate, with elevation ranging between 660' and 690'. Collecting loose earth material from the north and south ridges, these blocks have greater soil depth and more vine vigor. The colder temperatures at this site, however, result in a lengthier ripening cycle for the fruit creating wines of great complexity with a compelling mineral expression.
Alcohol: 14.1% | pH: 3.68 | TA: 5.3 g/L
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Aromas of blackberry, lavender, anise and sage along with savory undertones and streaks of minerality. Those flavors carry through onto a pure and refined palate with supple tannins and great length.
"The medium-bodied palate is surprisingly powerful, offering abundant, finely chalky tannins, energetic acidity, loads of complex, detailed flavors and a very long, nuanced finish." — Erin Brooks, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, 97 points
"Deeply structured and expressive, with brooding blueberry, tarragon, sandalwood and other dusky spice flavors that gather richness and tension toward full-bodied tannins. Drink now through 2030." —Tim Fish, Wine Spectator, 93 points