2018 Toluca Lane Pinot Noir

This Pinot Noir is SO GOOD! Super concentrated and intense notes of cherry cola, rose petal and crushed rocks.

Comprised of pinot noir grapes of a selection massale from the Toluca Lane vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills. The vines were planted in 1998 in volcanic basalt-nekia soil.

There are 5 clones incorporated within this pinot noir including Pommard, 114, 115, 667, 777.

Only 175 cases produced!

Flavor Notes

Herbs de Provence
Raspberry
Cherry Cola
Violets

Bedecked with toasty, coffee-flavored spices, this lovely wine is also loaded with black cherry fruit. Streaks of espresso and dark chocolate run right down the spine, adding detail and length. A touch of clean earth brings more depth, and the tannins are perfectly ripened.

93 Points - Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast
Aromas of dark red cherries, raspberries, cranberries, crushed rocks, rose petals, wild flowers, fresh herbs and gravel. Full bodied and intense with a lingering finish.
Jillian Barnhart
Sommelier
Think Christmas dinner for this wine, Honey roasted ham, sweet potatoes, pecan pie, and your families secret recipe for homemade rolls.
Norma Buchholz
Chef
A standout vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills exuding wild strawberries, tart cherry and cranberry. Great concentration teamed with phenomenal acid tension on the palate make this wine a crowd pleaser each and every time.
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
Toluca Lane
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
175
Aging
18 Months
Crush format
Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
Bottling date
2020-06-24
Harvest date
2018-10-04
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
Alcohol percentage
13.8
Ph
3.36
Acid
6 g/L

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