This is the third release from this hot little winery that will dazzle you both in taste as well as cost! The “Hundred Suns” winery is still very much under the “horizon” but not for long. Grant Coulter, a Califonia native traveled the world after receiving his enology degree. He worked harvest with the best of the best in California, France & Australia, eventually settling in Oregon. After a few stints as Assistant winemaker in a few wineries, he landed at Beaux Freres, where he soon became the Head Winemaker. Grant is responsible for the amazing 2013, 14 & 15 vintages at Beaux Freres (all high 90’s, Top 2 wine of the year, etc.). With his wife he created his own label “Hundred Suns”, a tiny Pinot Noir and Syrah venture.
Hundred Suns 2017 Pinot Noir “Sequitur Vineyard” Ribbon Ridge AVA, Oregon
Retail 47.00 – GGWC 44.99
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The ‘17 Sequitur Vineyard (Mike Etzel, Beaux Freres’ private vineyard) is a 50 case gem! This single vineyard Sequitur bottling is a two barrels composite. Half of the composition was Clone 943, 100% destemmed and fermented in a terracotta amphora. This produced a luscious wine with ripe blue fruit and sweet earthy tones mixed with just a hint of red terracotta texture. This was blended with a 50% whole cluster fermented barrel. The wine offers up a great nose of bright red fruit and berries – hints of cherry aromas are supported by a hint of spice and a touch of sweet vanilla. Purity and finesse from start to finish. This youngster is medium to medium full in body with silky grained sweet tannins.
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