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Zena Crown The Sum Pinot Noir

2016 The Sum Pinot Noir

Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley



Amassed from multiple vineyard blocks and clones, this wine has a timeless beauty that can be inherently understood by innate human nature. Wines of this stature, much like great art, reflect the complex and compelling relationship between humanity and Earth. Expressing Autumn, Σ (The Sum) leads with Gala apple, Japanese plum, gun powder, dirt, and garlic power on the nose, with barely ripe cherry on the finish. 60% whole-cluster fermentation bolsters the wine, sustaining the tannic imprint and tension that uncoils like a rattlesnake strike on the finish.

100% Pinot Noir
16 months in French oak (54% new)
94 Points - Tim Fish, Wine Spectator, November 2020