The 2017 Toil Oregon Pinot Noir is a simply stunning new wine by this exciting project by Chris Figgins. This great new wine was largely stored in used French oak prior to bottling (31% new). The wine needs roughly a one hour decant to fully develop. Slowly awakening in the glass, the Pinot Noir opens with very pretty aromatics of ripe strawberry, guava puree, red cherry candy and orange rind that all connect on the nose. Silky smooth on the palate, the wine unveils a beautiful mouthfeel that entices. Ripe red fruits dance with wet stone, kumquat and black truffle shaving flavors. There is a seamless quality to this elegant wine. While delicious now, the 2017 Toil Pinot Noir will continue to evolve over the next fifteen years.