2018 Sunny Mountain Pinot Noir

A big and complex Pinot Noir with ripe notes of dark and red fruits that give way to warm, spice notes of myrrh and orange oil.

Comprised of Pinot Noir grapes from Sunny Mountain vineyard located in the Willamette Valley. The vines were planted in 2005 in marine sedimentary-bellpine and volcanic basalt-ritner soil.

This Pinot Noir is comprised of 3 clones: 23 (Mariafeld), Pommard, and 115.

Only 200 cases produced!

Flavor Notes

Cherry Cola
Raspberry Bramble
Currant
Strawberry

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Dave McIntyre, Washington Post
Complex and warm on the palate, this Pinot Noir displays rich notes of raspberry bramble, luxardo cherry and myrrh with a finish that doesn’t stop.
Jillian Barnhart
Sommelier
Enjoy with a Philly Cheesesteak: seared steak and melted peppered cheese topped with a saute of garlic, bell peppers and caramelized onion…. then add a little more cheese sauce. Yum!
Norma Buchholz
Chef
A rich and bold Pinot Noir with layered notes of cherry cola, kirsh and pomegranate syrup. This wine is exceedingly pleasant, with a voluminous palate and supple 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
Appellation
Willamette Valley
Vintage
2018
Vineyards
Sunny Mountain
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
200
Aging
18 Months
Crush format
Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
Bottling date
2020-06-25
Harvest date
2018-09-29
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
Alcohol percentage
14.8
Ph
3.86
Acid
5.1 g/L

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