2018 Johan Vineyard Pinot Noir
An elegant red-fruited Pinot Noir, rich and full on the palate with layers of dark cherries and a lengthy, sea salt finish.
Comprised of Pinot Noir grapes from Johan vineyard located in the Willamette Valley. The vines were planted in 2009 in glacial deposited silt-helvetia, and santiam soil. Johan Vineyard is farmed biodynamic.
This Pinot Noir has 2 clones in it: 50% Wadenswil, and 50% Pommard.
Only 75 cases produced!
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!
- Pinot Noir
- Case production
- Crush format
- Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
- 18 Months in French Oak Barrels
- Bottling date
- Harvest date
- French Oak Barrels
- Alcohol percentage
- 5.6 g/L
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