Silky and elegant, this Pinot Noir has mouth-watering notes of cherry cola, raspberry preserves and hibiscus tea finishing with firm tannins that are just begging for food.
Comprised of pinot noir grapes of a selection massale from the Toluca Lane vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills. The vines were planted in 1998 in volcanic basalt-nekia soil.
There are 5 clones incorporated within this pinot noir including Pommard, 114, 115, 667, 777.
Only 175 cases produced!
What our team says
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!