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!

Flavor Notes

Herbs de Provence
Rose Petal
Cherry
Sea Salt

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Dave McIntyre, Washington Post
Dusty Aromas of red currants, plum, dark red cherries, rose petals and cardamom, warm and fuller bodied with crisp acidity, silky tannins, and sweeter fruit on the palate.
Jillian Barnhart
Sommelier
Enjoy this wine with a rich beef stew with chunks of carrot, potato, onion and spices, cooked in a Pinot and veal broth!
Norma Buchholz
Chef
Cherry cola and red raspberry jam bolstered by a bold ripe palate, terrific drive and fine chalky tannins.
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
Vintage
2018
Vineyards
Johan
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
75
Crush format
Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
Fermentation
18 Months in French Oak Barrels
Bottling date
2020-06-24
Harvest date
2018-10-09
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
Alcohol percentage
13.8
Ph
3.52
Acid
5.6 g/L

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