2014 Crannell Pinot Noir

$48.00 / Bottle

This bottling is about great relationships, patience and good fortune. When we were approached with the opportunity to purchase fruit from the well known old vine vineyard, we couldn’t say yes fast enough. Temperance Hill single vineyard wines are some of my favorite in the Willamette Valley. He are honored to be able to make one of our own.
Notes of Cinnamon candy, red hots, Big Red gum, tomato leaf and cranberry. Raspberry and wild cherry, red plum, and floral notes, of red roses and lavender. Luxardo cherry syrup and roasted rhubarb aromas.

Full bodied, with ripe fruit and an unbelievable long, fruity, complex finish. The wine has ripe cherry, raspberry and strawberry flavors, but more ripe and candy like, making each taste satisfying, and the bright acidity draws the taster back in for another sip. Hints of smoke, meaty, like grilled mush- room and roast pork in the oven. Cherry compote and chutney, potpourri, roasted rhubarb, red plum, etc., etc. The complexity of this wine is quite amazing.

This wine would be amazing with a complex dish of roasted fish and olive and tomatoes, amazing also with wild boar or roasted duck in cherry sauce.

Vintage: 2014
Vineyard: Crannell
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Year Planted: 1984
Soil Type: Volcanic basalt-Jory, Nekia

Elevation: 550’
Exposure: Southeast
Clones: 75% 115, 25% Pommard
Yeast: Native
Barrel Maturation: 18 Months in French Oak
Filtration: Cross-Flow
Date Bottled: May 10, 2016
Alcohol: 13.50%
pH: 3.45
TA: 6.0 g/L
Cases Produced: 300
Suggested Retail: $48

Wine Enthusiast: Editor’s Choice, 93 Points

Prince of Pinot: 90 Points

Vinous – 92 Points

Ruby-red. Smoke-accented cherry and blackberry aromas show a hint of candied flowers and allspice in the background. Sappy and broad on entry, offering dark berry, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors and a suggestion of cola that sneaks in slowly. Supple tannins lend shape and grip to the finish, which hangs on with strong, spicy tenacity.

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