This 2009 Pinot Noir is a blend that incorporates the broad expression of five very distinct vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hills, Yamhill-Carlton District, and Dundee Hills.  Soils range from the diverse set of volcanic and sedimentary soils each of these AVAs are known for.  In addition a broad selection of Pinot Noir clones are utilized to achieve a broad palette of aromas, textures and flavors, along with a small amount of whole cluster fermented fruit to add to the layers of complexity.  2009 was a warmer than average vintage, but this wine retains balance and vibrancy along with the elegance, complexity and expression of place that we cherish in our Oregon Pinot noirs

 

2010 Willamette Valley pinot noir

cherry strawberry chewy erath textural

brown sugar

cherry pie filling

That wine is almost 25% whole-cluster fermented. RT @winebratsf There is some rather delicious brown sugar in this wine. Mmmm #PinotNoir

clones 114 115 667

777

pommard

wadensvil

yamhill carlton

eola amilty

ribbon rdige

dundee hills

volcantic,

sedimentary

22% new french oak.

crowd pleaser at $20 classically cool vintage but long hang times achieved blance and virbrancy along with complexity and ripeness

 

This 10 @7ofheartswine pinot is  Really opening up nicely – Bing cherry, tobacco back, hibiscus, mushroom.  NOM! #orwine

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