This wine has a deep garnet color. The nose has rich fruit and ripe cherry aromas with subtle spice notes. The palate offers flavors of strawberry and plum with hints of clove and vanilla.
A dry, mild winter led to early bud break in mid to late March. Warm temperatures throughout spring and summer kept the vines ahead of their seasonal average maturation. A slight reprieve from the heat arrived around harvest and helped to preserve acidity and allowed for optimal flavor development.
AVA: Oregon Soils: Bellpine, Jory, Dupee Harvested: September 2015 Aged: Aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. Fermentation: De-stemmed prior to cold soak. Twice daily punch downs and/or pump overs. Complete malolactic fermentation following primary. Alc: 13.5% pH: 3.45 RS: Dry TA: 5.95 g/L
|Wine Style||Red Wine|
|Varietal Composition||100% Pinot Noir|
|Barrel Aging||18 Months 100% French Oak|
|Fermentation||De-stemmed prior to cold soak. Twice daily punch downs and/or pump overs. Complete malolactic fermentation following primary.|