Flaneur 2018 Pinot Noir Cuvee Constantin, Willamette Valley
Cuvée Constantin is a nod to one of the great Flâneurs. In his essay "The Painter of Modern Life", Charles Boudelaire writes of a journalist turned street painter, a fixture on the sprawling promenades of Paris: Constantin Guys. As Constantin would wander the streets, searching for inspiration, our winemaker, Grant, walks the cellar to put together this cuvée every year.
The nose leads with earthy notes of roasted mushroom, forest floor and spice following through with dark red fruits. The generous palate dances with lively acidity and chewy, ripe tannins. The palate is complete with complex flavors of red fruits, tea leaf and earth, showcasing the character of the two vineyards this wine is composed of.
68% La Belle Promenade Vineyard (Chehalem Mountains AVA) & 32 % Flanerie Vineyard (Ribbon Ridge AVA)