The spring and summer of the 2018 growing season were some of the warmest and driest on record in the Willamette Valley. Followed by cool autumn weather, the Pinot Noir fruit ripened to its full potential. Gentle handling and de-stemming at the winery retained freshness and preserved the texture sought after in Pinot Noir. The juice was fermented on the skins for 15-20 days at 80-90F, then gently pressed to stainless steel for settling. The wine was then aged in a mixture of oak and stainless steel for seven months before being racked clean prior to blending and bottling.
2018 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Brimming with attractive scents of ripe red fruits and fresh herbal aromas, our Willamette Valley Pinot Noir boasts a lush textures with a burst of lively acidity. Ripe red plums and red cherries dominate the smooth palate, accented by wild sage.
100% Pinot Noir
100% Willamette Valley
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This Willamette Valley Pinot Noir pairs exceptionally with earthy cheeses, wild mushroom pasta and panseared duck with a wild berry reduction sauce.
“Aromas of chocolate cherries in tilled soil lead to a plethora of savory and bold notes. Cigar box, root beer, and black plum make for a concentrated, muscle-driven pinot noir. Its earthy nature is tempered by ripe black cherry and sandalwood, emphasizing a silky mouthfeel.”
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