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!
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
- Eola -Amity Hills
- Temperance Hill
- 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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