2017 Temperance Hill Pinot Noir

Powerful complexity with penetrating notes of Chelan cherries, red raspberry bramble and anise. Excellent balance with a long, lingering finish.

Comprised of pinot noir grapes from Temperance Hill vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills. The vines were planted in 1981 in volcanic basalt-jory, nekia, and ritner soil. Temperance Hill vineyard is farmed organically.

This pinot noir contains 3 different clone types coming from the Temperance Hill vineyard: 40% 777, 31% Pommard, 29% Wadenswil.

Only 300 cases produced!

Flavor Notes

Raspberry Bramble
Cherry
Rose Petal
Cherry Cola

Deep garnet. Highly complex on the nose, displaying cherry preserve, raspberry, vanilla and allspice scents and a sexy floral note that gains strength with air. Intense, appealingly sweet red and dark berry, cherry cola, lavender pastille and spicecake flavors possess outstanding depth and energy. Tightens up on the impressively long finish, where fine-grained tannins frame resonating floral, cherry and spice notes.

95 Points - Josh Raynolds, Vinous
A beautifully balanced Pinot Noir with luscious notes of red fruits and blueberry compote, sandalwood and herbs de Provence. Firm tannin structure and mouth watering acidity with a lengthy finish.
Jillian Barnhart
Sommelier
Enjoy this wine with seared Salmon, sweet potato latke & a blueberry beurre blanc!
Norma Buchholz
Chef
Arguably one of the best known vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hills. Showcases earthy notes and savory herbs that build into tart cherries and raspberry compote. The palate opens with juicy red fruits-cranberry and pomegranate, a fleshy mid-palate and quenching cherry finish.
Tom Weber
Cellar Hand

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
Temperance Hill
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
300
Aging
18 Months
Crush format
Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
Bottling date
2018-05-03
Harvest date
2017-10-13
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
Alcohol percentage
13.5
Ph
3.54
Acid
5.9 g/L

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