Pinot Noir "Own Rooted"

United States

“Own-Rooted” Pinot Noir showcases several old-vine sites in the Willamette Valley, each at least 30 years old, and planted at a time when rootstock was relatively rare in Oregon viticulture. The Bishop Creek Vineyard supplies a portion of the blend, showing off its characteristic black fruit. Hyland Vineyard, the oldest in the McMinnville AVA, sits atop a hillside looking over the Van Duzer Corridor, and its 45 year old biodynamically farmed vines supply a high-toned red fruit and floral element. 1990-planted Pommard from Nysa Vineyard completes this wine, supplying elegant red fruit and spice. Native yeast fermentation, 16 month maturation in 50% new French oak, bottled unfined and unfiltered.

96 points
"The medium ruby 2021 Pinot Noir Own-Rooted is gorgeous, with a floral, expressive perfume of herbes de Provence, cardamom, wild raspberry, and mossy earth. Medium-bodied, with fine, graceful tannins, its floral perfume floats across the palate with a highly refined feel and a mouthwatering mineral accent on the finish. It is hard to resist now but certainly has the structure to gain intensity over the coming 10-15 years."
Audrey Frick,
Jeb Dunnuck
September 2023

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Pinot Noir
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