R. STUART & CO. DUX VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
black cherry, crushed blackberries, cherry cola, white pepper, fruit leather
blackberry, black/green tea, cocoa powder, root beer candy
it’s a big wine, fair amount of tannin (pl’D’s into the mid-palate), nice acidity
Food Pairing Ideas
- Mushroom & Sausage Rigatoni
- Classic French Cassoulet
- Pork Ribs Braised in Red Wine
Dux Vineyard is owned by Mark and Laurie Stevens. Both are enthusiastic graduates of the University of Oregon, hence the name of the vineyard. They moved to the Bay Area where Mark pursued a career in architecture. You can see his style in the way he has transformed their farmhouse and the old cherry orchard into a lovely vineyard and charming abode. Mark and Laurie never want to have a huge vineyard, but instead focus only on the highest quality. That’s what lead them to this site Dundee Hills site, with is managed by Andy Humphrey, one of Oregon’s most renowned vineyard managers (Andy also manages the Weber Vineyard, by the way). The vineyard was planted in 2010 with a 60/40 blend of Wadenswil and Pommard clones on Jory soil.
Alc: 14.8%, TA: 5.8 g/L
pH: 3.51, RS: <0.2 (dry)
100% Pinot Noir
60/40 blend of Wadenswil and Pommard clones.
2016 DUX VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
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