2016 Estate Pinot Noir

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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

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.