2018 Muska Pinot Noir

A lush, full-bodied Pinot Noir with notes of luxardo cherry, pomegranate reduction, rose petal, and a long, sage salt finish.

Comprised of pinot noir grapes from Muska vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills. The vines were planted in 2006 in volcanic basalt-gelderman and jory soil.

This pinot noir is made up of 4 clones: 777, 115, Pommard, and Wadenswil.

Only 300 cases produced!

Flavor Notes

Pomegranate
Cherry Cola
Blueberry
Cherry

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Dave McIntyre, Washington Post
An ambrosial Pinot Noir, with deep notes of dark cherry and raspberry, blood orange, and luxardo cherry with a very long and warm finish.
Jillian Barnhart
Sommelier
Enjoy with beef stroganoff with chanterelles and morel mushrooms, fresh parsley, and a rich cream sauce. Yes please!
Norma Buchholz
Chef
This wine encompasses the best parts of the warm 2018 vintage. Hedonistic and enthralling, kirsch, luxardo cherry and sarsaparilla paint the nose. The palate is warm, voluminous and generous, with a long juicy 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
Muska
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
300
Crush format
Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
Bottling date
2020-06-25
Harvest date
2018-09-28
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
Alcohol percentage
14.5
Ph
3.5
Acid
5.6 g/L

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