September 28, 2014
2014 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
Aromas of allspice, cola, cherry, raspberry, cranberry, Marionberry, and rose petals. On the palate, this wine is dry and light-bodied with lively acidity and structure. Flavors include red currants, cherries, cranberries, black tea, and forest floor. There’s a strong midpalate presence, and a very long finish.
Stormy Morning Vineyard, Dijon 115 clone
The grapes were harvested by hand and destemmed to 1.5 ton vats. After a 4-day cold soak, fermentation began. The must was pumped over and punched down twice daily and pressed when dry. The wine settled overnight, then was racked to 25% new French oak barrels to age until bottling the following September.
Food Pairing Notes
The acidity and structure of this wine will pair beautifully with rich foods and bold flavors. Duck with cherry sauce, rack of lamb, or game.