2013 Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

Cozy up to this Pinot Noir from the Eola-Amity Hills AVA and experience a head-on collision between earth and fruit.  Fragrant wafts of ripe strawberry draw you in along with vanilla and a peaty, woody aroma reminiscent of freshly cut bark dust.  The intense tart cherry and strawberry flavors hit the palette, only to be matched by the earthy notes of cedar and tobacco.  The tannins, while robust in their youth, will mellow with age, providing an age-worthy wine for those who can resist its youthful charms.

Vineyard: Methven Family Vineyards

Clones: Wädenswil and Dijon 777

Fermentation: Fruit was hand sorted at the winery. Half of the fruit was destemmed, while the other half was fermented whole cluster in one-ton open top macro bins, with twice daily pump overs. After fourteen days, bins were covered and extended maceration took place for an additional six days.

Cellar: Aged for 12 months in 50% new French Burgundy oak barrels.  Wine was then filtered using cross-flow filtration before bottling.  Then bottle aged for 18 months prior to release.

Cases Produced: 140

Awards:  Gold Medal, 2016 Oregon Wine Awards

2015 Oregon Wine Press Cellar Selects