A bright ruby color fills the glass. On the nose the Grand Cuvée displays youthful exuberance with lively aromas of tart cherries, stawberries and cranberries. While flavors of licorice, cola and baking spices ballance perfectly on the pallete. 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 May 2002, they launched Soléna by releasing their first bottling and, shortly thereafter, opening a tasting room in Carlton. Soléna is the combination of the Spanish and French words Solana and Soleil, celebrating the sun and the moon, and the name that Laurent and Danielle gave to their daughter. 100% Pinot Noir. Willamette Valley AVA. Aged 9 months. 0% new oak. 18 day skin contact.