2015 Pinot Noir – $33/btl-Sold Out
The 2015 vintage was outstanding – for the second year in a row we brought in nearly perfect handpicked fruit in early October. This wine is a beautiful dark purple color and it exhibits notes of purple fruit-blackberry, blueberry, marionberry and baking spice on the nose and palate. This is a fruit forward wine with plenty of muscle to go with it. This 92pt. Wine Enthusiast rated wine was a crowd pleaser and it went on to win a 15 winery blind tasting at Portland’s renowned Arlington Club.
Our focus is on single vineyard Pinot Noir from cool sites which we believe have the potential to make the utmost stellar wines in all of Oregon. Our Pinot Noir fruit comes from Diane Nemarniki’s pristine estate vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. This sustainably dry farmed vineyard is meticulous and Diane hand tends to her vines as if they were her own children. At 750 ft elevation this site is on Loess soil (wind-blown silty loam) called Laurelwood which produces wines with rich red fruits and earthiness.
The grapes were handpicked the first week of October and carefully sorted both in the vineyard and on the sorting table. A four day cold soak allows for up front extraction and then a long slow fermentation. Once primary fermentation was completed the wine went into 33% new French Oak barrels for an eleven month elevage. It was bottled in August 2016 and released in May 2017.
Varietal: Pinot Noir – 100%
Appellation:Chehalem Mountainss AVA-Willamette Valley, Oregon
Vineyard: Nemarniki Vineyard
Aging: 11 Months in new 33 % French Oak
Production: 75 Cases
Release: May 2017