2015 Two Row Proprietor's Cuvee

2015 Two Row Proprietor's Cuvee
2015 Two Row Proprietor's Cuvee

Bella Vineyards Two Row Proprietor's Cuvee is a blend of all seven pinot noir clones that were picked and fermented simultaneously . By doing so, you will taste the entire vineyard in one offering. Varietal, clones, elevations, fruit ripeness, soil profiles, aspect, rootstocks and most of all “mother nature” are expressed. A lavender nose and layered flavors of licorice, cinnamon, and fig on the palate. Succulent red cherries wash the entire mouth ending with a bright warm finish. Yep that’s it. Enjoy with poultry, pork tenderloin, and caramel desserts. Drink now through 2018.

Tasting notes

Bella Vida Vineyard in a Bottle

Production notes

This is a field blend of all 7 of the clones of Pinot Noir Bella Vida has planted in the vineyard.

All grapes come from just 2 rows of the vineyard

Hightened attention and extra hand work in the vineyard are given to these two rows to produce some of Bella Vida's most prized fruit.

Fermantations are done at Domino IV winery and overseen by Patrick Reuter.  Patrick is encouraged to co-ferment different clones of Pinot Noir from different parts of the vineyard to create a field blended Pinot Noir.

Since we are farmers at Bella Vida, it is our belief that this is our best attempt to capture Bella Vida Vineyard in a bottle.

221 cases bottled

VarietalPinot Noir
Varietal Composition100% Pinot
AppellationDundee Hills
VineyardBella Vida
Harvest Date09/10/2015
Wine StyleField Blend
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced221

Bella Vida Vineyard is located in the "Heart of the Dundee Hills" on 35.8 acres

26 acres are planted to vines

Vineyard was planted in 1998, 1999 & 2000

Average age of the vines: 19 year

Soil:  Volcanic Jory

Bella Vida Vineyard is divided into 16 unique blocks

This Pinot Noir comes from 2 rows of Bella Vida Vineyard

Is representative of every elevation change in the vineyard from 880 feet to 600 feet 

Two Row Pinot Noir has all 7 clones planted in Bella Vida Vineyard represented in one bottle

Clones:  Dijon 113, 114, 115, 667, 777, Wadensvil & Pommard                                       

The co-owner of Dominio IV, Patrick Reuter's guiding hands ensure that our Two Row Proprietors Cuvee is a rich expression of our vineyard each year. 

Patrick learned about winemaking while working harvests in Chile, New Zealand, Napa, Burgundy and Oregon, where he grew up. He graduated from the University of California Davis where he studied terroir while his wife Leigh studied viticulture. 

Patrick and wife Leigh, started Dominio IV in 2002 and have been working with Viognier, Syrah, Pinot Noir and Tempranillo ever since. 

You'll find his guidance over our Two Row a delightful balance of our site, soil, vintage and Mother Nature's quirky variations. 

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