2017 Muska Pinot Noir

An elegant and herb-driven Pinot Noir with beautifully food-friendly acidity and soft, refined tannins.

Comprised of pinot noir grapes from Muska vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills. The vines were planted in 2006 in volcanic basalt-gelderman and jory soil.

This pinot noir is made up of 4 clones: 777, 115, Pommard, and Wadenswil.

Only 400 cases produced!

Flavor Notes

Cherry
Mushroom
Raspberry
Sassafras

Vivid magenta. Fresh red and blue fruit, floral and exotic spice qualities on the highly perfumed nose. Vibrant, spice-laced raspberry, boysenberry and cherry cola flavors show fine delineation and a bracing core of juicy acidity. Turns weightier with air with no loss of energy. The cherry and floral notes drive an impressively long, smooth finish that features fine-grained tannins and lingering spiciness.

94 Points - Josh Raynolds, Vinous
Lush and generous with bright acidity and a lengthy cherry cola finish.
Jillian Barnhart
Sommelier
Truffled mushrooms on garlic toast, marsala cream and wilted spinach, this would be the perfect pairing!
Norma Buchholz
Chef
Citrus zest, blueberry, refreshing acidity, and suede-like tannins.
Claire Jarreau
Assistant Winemaker

Winemaking Notes

A wet, cool spring delayed flowering until late June, which set the stage for a 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 28th of 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
Muska
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
400
Aging
18 Months
Crush format
Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
Bottling date
2019-05-03
Harvest date
2017-10-04
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
Alcohol percentage
13.8
Ph
3.45
Acid
5.8 g/L

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