2018 Oak Ridge Pinot Noir
A lighter Pinot Noir, with food-friendly tannins and acidity, with notes of loganberry, red apple skin, rosehip, and tarragon.
Comprised of pinot noir grapes of one clone, Pommard, from the Oak Ridge vineyard located in the Columbia Gorge. The vines were planted in 2005 in wind-blown loess soil. Oak Ridge Vineyard is farmed organically.
Only 150 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
- Oak Ridge
- Case production
- 18 Months
- Crush format
- Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
- Bottling date
- Harvest date
- French Oak Barrels
- Alcohol percentage
- 5.9 g/L
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