2018 Crannell Pinot Noir

An incredible Pinot Noir with a sweet nose of salted caramel and brûlée notes, it’s perfectly balanced and velvety on the palate.

Comprised of Pinot Noir grapes from Crannell vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills, right below Brooks Estate vineyard. The vines were planted in 1984 in volcanic basalt-jory and nekia soil.

This Pinot Noir is made of 4 clones: Pommard, 115, 777, and 667.

Only 400 cases produced!

Flavor Notes

Cherry
Rose Petal
Pomegranate
Sea Salt

From an east-facing site in the Eola Hills, with vines dating back to 1984, this has a savory scent of black, Darjeeling tea and raspberries, and a whiff of herb. The flavors are dark and spicy, the texture firm with bright acids and a sassafras grip of tannins to pour with wild mushroom pasta.

92 Points - Patrick J. Comiskey, Wine & Spirits
Notes of Plum, bright red cherries, violets, rose petals, cranberries, black tea leaves, baking spices and nutmeg with a very pure expression of red fruit. Balanced with great length and silky tannins with a slight bit of bite.
Jillian Barnhart
Sommelier
Enjoy with molten chocolate lava cake, salted caramel, ganache & a toffee ice cream!
Norma Buchholz
Chef
Even in a warm vintage, the 2018 Crannell keeps its composure, demonstrating grace and elegance. Rose petal, layered red fruit and subtle baking spices make way as juicy cranberry rolls across the palate for a refreshing and saline finish.
Tom Weber
Cellar Hand

Winemaking Notes

A wet and cool April delayed bud break, but by bloom, we were quickly caught up to average tracking for the season. Summer was steadily warm but without heat spikes or temperature extremes experienced in 2016 and 2017.
By mid-September, the vines became weary from much sun and not much water and began to shut down causing ripening to stall. A brief rain event and cool down gave the vines the respite and harvest the jumpstart it needed.
We picked Pinot in a concentrated two-week window running until October 10. The Riesling, however, enjoyed an extended spell of sunny but cool autumnal weather that was perfectly ideal for beautiful ripening lasting through October 22.
The resulting wines from the season are vibrant, fresh, and full of concentrated flavor.
A hallmark vintage!

Type
Red
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Region
Oregon
Appellation
Eola -Amity Hills
Vintage
2018
Vineyards
Crannell
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
400
Aging
18 Months
Crush format
Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
Bottling date
2020-06-24
Harvest date
2018-09-26
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
Alcohol percentage
14.5
Ph
3.45
Acid
5.9 g/L

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