2017 Crannell Pinot Noir

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Gorgeously layered notes of red fruits are harmoniously balanced by silky tannins and a bright vein of acidity.

Comprised of Pinot Noir grapes from Crannell vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills, right below Brooks Estate vineyard. The vines were planted in 1984 in volcanic basalt-jory and nekia soil.

This Pinot Noir is made of 4 clones: Pommard, 115, 777, and 667.

Only 400 cases produced! 

Flavor Notes

Cherry
Fennel
Raspberry
Graphite

Dark scarlet. Fresh red berries, potpourri, vanilla and a hint of pungent flowers on the perfumed nose, which is sharpened by a building mineral quality. Sappy and energetic on the palate, offering appealingly sweet, spice-tinged cherry, raspberry and rose pastille flavors and a touch of five-spice powder. Deepens with air and finishes very long and silky, delivering solid thrust, well-knit tannins and repeating florality.

94 Points - Josh Raynolds, Vinous
This Pinot Noir has a refined old world elegance with lively acidity and a polished finish.
Jillian Barnhart
Sommelier
BBQ beef ribs & corn on the cobb would be amazing with this!
Norma Buchholz
Chef
Fresh red raspberry and citrus pith notes layered over silky tannins and vibrant acidity. Tons of freshness!
Claire Jarreau
Assistant Winemaker

Winemaking Notes

A wet, cool spring delayed flowering until late June, which set the stage fora later harvest than the previous three vintages. Hot, dry conditions prevailed through the summer, yielding heat spikes in August. With a larger than normal fruit set, the grapes enjoyed long hang time leading up to harvest. Conditions cooled and brought in scattered rains with the harvest, which began at Brooks on the 28thof September and ran through November 1st, almost returning to normal average harvest dates in the Willamette Valley. The wines from the vintage show fresh fruit flavors and lively acidity. In all, it will be remembered as a classic vintage in Oregon!

Type
Red
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Region
Oregon
Appellation
Eola -Amity Hills
Vintage
2017
Vineyards
Crannell
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
400
Aging
18 Months
Crush format
Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
Bottling date
2020-05-03
Harvest date
2017-10-04
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
Alcohol percentage
13.8
Ph
3.52
Acid
6.1 g/L

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