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The 2021 (LBJ) is a whole-cluster, partial carbonic red Pinot Noir from Hollow Oak Acres, a high-altitude vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains AVA of the Willamette Valley.
The origin story:
Planted in 2009, Hollow Oak acres has had a tumultuous past. It was planted by the former Maysara vineyard manager, who brought his biodynamic practices with him. The vineyard has been farmed organically except for 1 year gap in 2017.
I started farming it in 2020, right before the pandemic began.
The owner, Jerry Drake and I knew each other through fellow farmers- and when I went to look at it I realized it was a site with energy- and had weathered a conversion to no-till without dropping vigor.