2016 Amity Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir
Red currant, sasparilla, & cinnamon stick
AMITY ESTATE VINEYARD
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.
After a cold, damp winter we saw early spring heat that pushed bud break up a few weeks ahead of average. A heat spike around flowering caused potential yields to be reduced but would ultimately create small berries and loose clusters. The mild summer to fall temperatures allowed for great flavor development and concentration in the grapes. 2016’s wines are showing good concentration and intensity and have retained amazing freshness and acidity.
Vineyard Sources: 100% Amity Vineyard
Alcohol Content: 14%
Residual Sugar: Dry
Cellar Treatment: 100% French Oak for 10 months
Production: 41 cases