We believe the best Pinot Noirs are nuanced and layered. To achieve this, we blend our Pinot from multiple vineyard sources, across multiple terroirs. This wine is a blend of five vineyard sites: Lichtenwalter Vineyard (Ribbon Ridge), Armstrong Vineyard (Ribbon Ridge), Lias Vineyard (Chehalem Mountain), Apolloni Vineyard (N. Willamette Valley) and Bjornson Vineyard (Eola-Amity Hills.)
Our 2014 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is quite possibly our most seductive Willamette Valley blend yet! It is luscious and round and bursting with red fruits and floral notes. It is a study in balance, with bright bing cherry and red raspberry on the one hand and the earthier, sensual aromas of sandalwood and forest floor on the other. The layered palate is both complex and clean, with red currant, cocoa nib, and dark cherry notes offset by the cool minerality of graphite and slate.
The wine was fermented with 100% native yeasts. It was aged for 12 months in French oak.