September 21 & 22, 2014
10 months in 25% new French oak
2014 Pinot Noir Estate
Sourced from own-rooted and grafted vines planted between 1985-95 and consisting of the three heritage clones of Pinot Noir: Wädenswil, Pommard, and Gamay Beaujolais. Our estate bottling is a reflection of the philosophy of winegrowing pioneers in the Willamette Valley.
The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted, and destemmed. Then, the fruit underwent a five day cold soak. After fermentation began, the must was pumped over and punched down twice daily until dry. After fermentation was complete, the must was pressed, combining press fractions. The wine settled overnight then was racked to 25% new French oak barrels and aged for ten months.