Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
The 2017 vintage is indicative of the cooler weather in Oregon this particular year. Picked entirely by hand from eight vineyard sites, Bishop Creek, Nysa, La Colina, Hopewell, Temperance Hill, Hyland,Momtazi, the team found this to be the most intense harvest season they've seen.
On September 27th, some grapes were picked while others were left alone until early October to progress with cooler temperatures and intermittent rains. This gave the later grapes more flavor and a higher probability of larger tannins. Hand-Sorted, fermented and aged in 30% new French oak. Wines were bottled in February of 2019.
- 13.5% alcohol
- 2974 cases created
Red fruit and floral aromas on the nose (cherry, strawberry/lavender, rose). The cool vintage gives creates a delicate wine on the palate that only progresses with age. Well balanced with a good structure and tannins.