2017 Sunset Ridge Pinot Noir
Big and Brooding, this is a stunning Pinot Noir. Notes of dark fruit, earth and herbs are elevated by an elegant hint of dried flowers on the nose.
Comprised of pinot noir grapes from Sunset Ridge vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills. The vines were planted in 1997 in marine sedimentary-hazelair, rickreall, and bellpine soil. Sunset Ridge vineyard is farmed systainable.
These pinot noir grapes are comprised of 5 clone types: 113, 115, 777, 667, and Pommard.
Only 350 cases produced!
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!
- Pinot Noir
- Eola -Amity Hills
- Sunset Ridge
- Case production
- 18 Months
- Crush format
- Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
- 18 Months in French Oak Barrels
- Bottling date
- Harvest date
- French Oak Barrels
- Alcohol percentage
- 5.5 g/L
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