The 2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a revelation at this stage in its development. Made by Jean-Nicolas Méo and Tracy Kendall, this was largely aged in neutral oak (67%) prior to bottling in December 2016. The nose is quite marvelously perfumed with the damp earth tones giving this a real Burgundian flair, combining with dark kirsch and citrus zest tones that all take their shape in the glass. The palate unveils a silky mouthfeel and marvelous texture as bright red fruits connect with clove infused oranges as well as peat moss flavors. Marvelous now, this will only improve with time in the bottle.