Tasting Note Information:


Tasting Description:

This wine is pure Pinot Noir - vivid fruit with balanced tannins with a supple, velvety texture. It starts with vibrant color and offers aromas of cherries and fresh backyard raspberries. The flavors are a focused combination of black plum and blueberry with subtle notes of cedar. A wonderful wine to complement a wide range of cuisine.

Vintage Note:

2011 provided a vintage of extremes - the growing season was the latest and coolest in Oregon history except bud break, which started earlier than average with a big set. The very cool growing season called for more attention to vineyard management with additional hand-labor efforts needed for canopy management vine work. Dry weather held with a late-October through mid-November harvest. Overall quality was high, with phenolic ripeness and balanced sugar levels.

Vineyard Sourcing:

Waldo Hills Vineyard, Kraemer Farms Vineyard, Battle Creek Vineyard, Roe and Roe Vineyard, Howell Prairie Vineyard

Blend:

100% Pinot Noir

Aging:

Aged primarily with French Oak to impart a toasty oak note that complements the classic cherry note of this Pinot.

pH: 3.58
TA: 0.58
Alc: 12%