2019 Amity Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir

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Porcini, Black Currant, Clove

AMITY ESTATE VINEYARD

90 Points Wine Enthusiast 
" A powerful burst of brambleberries makes a nice aromatic companion to a bowl of vanilla wafer cookies. Even with a few years in the bottle, this wine's tannins are still alive and kicking. Those tannins back rich, jammy black cherry and blackberry flavors, along with sprinkles of maple or brown sugar."

With grapes harvested exclusively from Amity Vineyard, this particular vintage of our Estate Pinot Noir is one for the history books. The high elevation combined with the cooling marine winds funneling through the Coast Range slows the ripening process, creating wines with concentration, bright acidity, and focus. 

Amity Vineyards sits atop the Eola-Amity Hills in the Willamette Valley, the heart of Oregon Wine Country. The first vines were planted in 1971, and as a consequence, our Pinot Noir is produced from some of the oldest vines in the state.

Harvested on October 10th, individual parcels within the vineyard were picked separately and gently destemmed into small vessels. Native yeasts were allowed to initiate fermentation, which contribute to depth and complexity in the wine. After 13 days on skins, these small lots of wine were gently pressed, settled for a day and then barreled down to neutral oak barrels and puncheons. For this vintage, we selected a single puncheon comprised of the classic blend of the clones Pommard and Wadenswil. This complex and elegant Pinot noir shows notes of porcini, black currant, and cloves.

Vineyard Sources: 100% Amity Vineyard

Alcohol Content: 13.5% 

Residual Sugar: Dry

Cellar Treatment: 100% French Oak for 13 months

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Why choose us?

A Storied Vineyard

What makes Amity so unique are the nearly 50-year-old own-rooted vines. They’ve had decades to work through the thin topsoil to dig deep into the ground and access these ancient nutrient-deprived soils. The combination of the vine's age, the absence of artificial inputs, and dry farming practices mean they are naturally low yielding. When vines have a lower crop load they can devote more resources to the grapes which leads to a better concentration of flavor.