2017 Toluca Lane Pinot Noir

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!

Flavor Notes

Cherry Cola
Raspberry
Graphite
Sassafras

Translucent ruby. An expansive bouquet evokes mineral-tinged red and blue fruit preserves, potpourri and exotic spices, along with a smoky topnote. Vibrant raspberry, boysenberry, spicecake and rose pastille flavors show fine clarity, and a core of juicy acidity lends spine and back-end cut. Delivers a suave blend of power and finesse on the long, spice- and floral-driven finish, which leaves cola and sappy red fruit notes behind.

93 Points - Josh Raynolds, Vinous
A fruit forward and smooth Pinot Noir with rounded tannins and all the cherry notes: cherry pie, luxardo cherries and cherry cola. Delicious!
Jillian Barnhart
Sommelier
This wine would be perfect with a warm berry cobbler (Raspberry, Blackberry & Marionberry), with an almond, butter, honey crumble.
Norma Buchholz
Chef
Nestled in the northern Eola-Amity hills, this vineyard is meticulously farmed and consistently produces high quality fruit. The wine displays pure, vibrant red fruit, hints of baking spice, and soft, seamless tannins producing a lush, voluminous body.
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
Toluca Lane
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
175
Aging
18 Months
Crush format
Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
Bottling date
2020-05-03
Harvest date
2017-10-16
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
Alcohol percentage
13.8
Ph
3.49
Acid
5.6 g/L

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