Solena Estate Grand Cuvee Pinot Noir 2016
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
An attractively fragrant array of violets, roses and wild cherries on the nose. The palate has a smooth array of fresh, rich berry flavors with a long and focused finish.
Elegantly dynamic, with a savory edge providing an intriguing foil to the cherry, blueberry and smoked spice flavors, building tension toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2026.
After successful careers in the Oregon wine industry, the husband and wife team of Laurent Montalieu and Danielle Andrus Montalieu purchased an 80-acre estate to commemorate their marriage in 2000. In May 2002, they launched Soléna by bottling their first vintage of Domaine Danielle Laurent Pinot Noir and, shortly thereafter, opening a tasting room in Carlton.
Soléna Estate began as a way to explore winemaking with other varietals grown in neighboring appellations while the family's young Domaine Danielle Laurent vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton District matured. In May 2007, Danielle and Laurent added the spectacular 100-acre Hyland Vineyard in the McMinnville AVA to their estate vineyard holdings. Today, Laurent and Danielle are producing Pinot Noir from their estate vineyards as well as Pinot Gris, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Late Harvest Riesling from select sites throughout Oregon and Washington.