2018 Double Horseshoe Pinot Noir

This Pinot Noir is part of our Somm Series and was blended by sommelier, Cappie Peete. Only 100 cases produced!

Cappie Peete is the Beverage Director at Ashley Christensen (AC) Restaurants in Raleigh, North Carolina. Approximately 50% of the purchase price of this wine will go to the Southern Smoke Foundation, a nonprofit created to raise funds for charitable purposes, principally for support and assistance for those in the food and beverage community and their suppliers.

Flavor Notes

Cherry
Raspberry
Rose Petal
Sweet Bay

"My goal was to blend a wine that would pair nicely with the rich, comfort food of Poole’s Diner but that would also be delicious on its own. I was looking for mostly red fruit, lifted aromatics, underlying savory earth and pronounced acidity. I’ve been collaborating on a wine with Brooks Winery for 4 vintages now and I cannot say enough about how much I have enjoyed the whole experience.  From learning about their different vineyard sites, clones and the challenges of blending to visiting those vineyards sites and meeting the growers, the Brooks team did an amazing job showing me so much of what goes into making their wines.  For this vintage, I was unable to travel to Oregon but instead had the pleasure of blending this wine at Poole’s Diner with our management team."

Cappie Peete
I very much appreciate Cappie's approach to blending. She is specific about her style and trusts her intuition, but above all, places a lot of importance on making wines that pair well with the great food in her establishments. Over the four vintages that we've worked together, her style has remained consistent and resulted in wines that pack in both ample freshness and complexity. I love drinking these wines!
Claire Jarreau
Assistant Winemaker

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
Willamette Valley
Vintage
2018
Vineyards
Crannell, Muska, Yamhill
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
100
Aging
10 Months
Bottling date
2019-08-13
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
Alcohol percentage
14.0
Ph
3.6
Acid
5.4 g/L

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