R. STUART & CO. AUTOGRAPH PINOT NOIR

Each year, Rob selects his absolute favorite lots of Pinot noir in the cellar and expertly blends them into the wine that is our crowning prize for that vintage – we call it Autograph. Comprised of many of the Pinots we bottle as single vineyard designates, Autograph brings them all together in what we like to call “the whole symphony”.

COLORS
dark ruby
 
AROMAS
Amaro, black licorice, pomegranate juice, roasted beets
 
FLAVORS
medley of dark fruit, dried blueberries, pomegranate seeds and orange zest
 
STRUCTURE
big, round middle palate. Nice tannins, nice acidity, full body

 
Food Pairing Ideas
  • Pesto and Mushroom Pasta
  • Lamb Meatballs with Black Olives
  • Puff Pastry with Goat Cheese and Proscuitto
LAMB SHANKS PROVENÇAL

When the fruit comes in from the vineyard to the winery, the first thing we do is destem it – without crushing – into small I-ton fermenters. We use proprietary yeast, which we’ve cultured from that year’s vineyard samples. Using strains from our many vineyards gives us some complexity. Later in the fermentation process, we delestage (a kind of rack and return). The result is large, soft tannins – just the kind we like. We rarely use new oak in our cellar as we much prefer the gentle aging achieved with neutral French oak. In addition our reserve wines are never filtered.
Our goal for each wine is just the right amount of soft tannins, balances with luscious fruit and bright acidity.

 
TECH SPECS:

Alc: 14.0%, TA: 5.0 g/L
pH: 3.59, RS: <0.2 (dry)

COMPOSITION:

100% Pinot Noir

SOILS:

Daffodil Hill, Hirschy, Lazy River, Weber, Menefee

AVA:

Willamette Valley

CASES PRODUCED:

154

2017 AUTOGRAPH PINOT NOIR

$60/bottle

Wine Club members enjoy 15% to 20% Savings

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2016 AUTOGRAPH PINOT NOIR

$60/bottle

Wine Club members enjoy 15% to 20% Savings

PURCHASE NOW

 

2017 AUTOGRAPH VINEYARD INFORMATION

 
APPELLATION
Willamette Valley
 
COMPOSITION
100% Pinot Noir
 
VINEYARDS
 68% Daffodil Hill, 8% Hirschy, 8% Lazy River,
8% Menefee, 8% Weber
 
SOIL
Daffodil Hill, Weber, Menefee, and Lazy River are all Volcanic. Hirschy makes up
Marine Sediment