The 2016 Open Claim Willamette Valley Pinot Noir was aged for sixteen months in 40% new French oak prior to bottling. The nose is gorgeous with red cherry compote, smoke, black truffle, citrus rind and peat moss nuances that all come together and build in the glass. The palate is plush, revealing a gorgeous texture. Red cherry candy, guava puree, red currant and blood orange zest flavors all combine to show serious range. This is a simply stunning new bottling by winemaker Tony Rynders that will cellar well for the next fifteen plus years.