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Cushing’s Block Pinot Noir 2017

[ryvl video_url=”″ auto_play=”yes”][/ryvl]The 2017 Cushing’s Block from Barbed Oak Vineyard in Bennett Valley once again shines. Our longer hang time at this early-ripening site led to a more balanced and complex wine.

Lush aromas of ripe blackberry, kirsch, and plum sauce are intoxicating, while richness and freshness on the palate make this Bennett Valley vineyard irresistible. Although heavily influenced by concentrated dark fruit, like other wines in the Donelan portfolio there is a beautiful mix of exotic spice and spring flowers, to provide beautiful contrast and added complexity to this remarkable single-vineyard.

Cushing’s Block Pinot Noir 2017



Origin Grapes

Pinot Noir (100%)

Soil Vineyard & Terroir

Cushing’s Block Pinot Noir hails from the beautiful and idyllic Barbed Oak Vineyard in the southeastern corner of Bennett Valley. Here, we work with heritage Pinot Noir selections growing on rolling hills of gravel soil.

Vinification Vinification

Native-yeast fermentation in small batches with 44% in new French Oak. 17 months of élevage.


14.3% ABV • 311 cases

Best Drank By Drink By

3–10 years

Palate Aroma & Palate

Ripe blackberry, kirsch, plum sauce, exotic spice, spring flowers.

Food Pairing Food Pairing

Glazed duck breast with Chinese five-spice.
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