2018 Temperance Hill Pinot Noir

Lush and full bodied, with powerful black cherry cordial and anise notes with an earthy granite and beetroot finish.

Comprised of pinot noir grapes from Temperance Hill vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills. The vines were planted in 1981 in volcanic basalt-jory, nekia, and ritner soil. Temperance Hill vineyard is farmed organically.

This pinot noir contains 3 different clone types coming from the Temperance Hill vineyard: 40% 777, 31% Pommard, 29% Wadenswil.

Only 300 cases produced!

Flavor Notes

Cherry
Blackberry
Iron
Raspberry Bramble

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Dave McIntyre, Washington Post
Intoxicating aromas of black cherries, black raspberries, liqueur tones, licorice, coriander and anise. Full bodied with silky tannins, balanced acidity and a lingering black-fruited finish.
Jillian Barnhart
Sommelier
Delicious with grilled flank steak, balsamic blistered tomatoes, butter lettuce & gremolata sauce.
Norma Buchholz
Chef
A warm and dry growing season created conditions for a bold and structured wine from Temperance Hill in 2018. Aromatics of kirsch, dark cherry and bramble give way to ripe red fruit on the palate, a plump mid-palate and powerful tannins thrust on the 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
Temperance Hill
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
300
Aging
18 Months
Crush format
Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
Bottling date
2020-06-25
Harvest date
2018-10-10
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
Alcohol percentage
14
Ph
3.46
Acid
5.9 g/L

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2018 Temperance Hill Pinot Noir