2018 Terue Pinot Noir

This Pinot Noir from the Columbia Gorge is lush with generous notes of mixed dark berries in perfect harmony with earthy notes of graphite, forest floor and chanterelle. 

Comprised of pinot noir grapes of close 667 from York Hill vineyard located in the Columbia Gorge at 1,000 feet in elevation. The vines were planted in 2008 in volcanic soil.

Only 300 cases produced!

Flavor Notes

Blackberry
Chantrelle
Cherry
Forest Floor

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Dave McIntyre, Washington Post
A gorgeously complex, dark fruited Pinot Noir with well-integrated and warm notes of chanterelles, oolong tea leaves and forest floor.
Jillian Barnhart
Sommelier
Enjoy this wine with chanterelles cooked down in brown butter and garlic and then stuff that into a ravioli and top with a little brown butter and toasted hazelnut sauce.
Norma Buchholz
Chef
A bold, yet balanced Pinot noir from the Columbia Gorge. Dark red fruit and baking spices accent the nose, while bold flavors of dark cherry and soft, ripe tannins round out the palate.
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
Vintage
2018
Vineyards
York Hill
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
300
Crush format
Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
Fermentation
18 Months in French Oak Barrels
Bottling date
2020-06-24
Harvest date
2018-09-29
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
Alcohol percentage
14.5
Ph
3.92
Acid
5 g/L

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