Pinot Noir, Silas 2014 'The Pearl'
The Pearl, named after the once-shabby-now-chic neighborhood in Portland, is Alex's barrel select each year [and a great example of what can happen with blending and differentiation even in the same vintage/vineyards.] These are the two weirdest, black sheep barrels of the vintage, with some of the most elegant barrels layered on top. The result: a very distinctive Reserve wine that highlights the more unique elements of the vintage. The Pearl has more of a black cherry/black fruit element than other wines of the same year, as well as, a strong mulled wine spice [allspice/clove/black pepper] which come from the two 'non-conformist' barrels.