2018 Willamette Valley Pinot NoirRegular price $28.00 Save $-28.00
Cherry, raspberry, sage
A blend of predominately Eola-Amity Hills vineyards.
We experienced a beautiful spring resulting in a nice even bud break. Summertime in the valley was warm and unusually dry but September brought much-needed rains that quenched the thirst of vines that were beginning to show signs of stress. Following the rains, we had a handful of weeks with warm (but not hot) days and cool evenings. Harvest was compact and plentiful producing grapes with rich tannins, full flavor development, and lots of acidity. These wines are showing balance and elegance.
2018 will prove to be a banner year for the Willamette Valley with wines drinking fine in their youth, but with the ability to improve with age in the bottle.
33% Amity Vineyards Estate
30% Croft Vineyard
20% Archery Summit
10% Bass Hill Vineyard
5% Temperance Hill Vineyard
2% Bald Peak Vineyard
Cellar Treatment: Barrel-aged in 15% once-used French oak, 85% neutral French oak for 11 months
Alcohol Content: 13.2%
Residual Sugar: Dry