2017 Pinot Noir, Oregon Oak Reserve
OR - Willamette Valley - Eola - Amity Hills
$45.00 / 750 mL Bottle
This bold Willamette Valley 100% Pinot Noir is densely structured and possesses red cherry oak tannins which baked it with bright red cherry fruit bombs. This wine could be served with fresh raspberries, or it can be a cigar’s best friend!
2017 was, I believe a “hidden vintage” - really extra-ordinary fruit but needing lots of time to ‘show’; thus, I used a long cold soak with native yeast in a 100% whole cluster Pinot Noir fermentation. I then used new oak barrels to age, which beautifully finished this intense wine.
This wine will show beautifully now with a double aeration, but it was designed to age.
The wine possesses a classic Willamette Valley Pinot Noir aroma in the glass, then the sensual hit is comprised of red, and pie cherries accentuated with red huckleberries, bright cedar, red guava, with cherry toffee and dark roasted cacao on the palate. It finishes with a hauntingly long roasted vanilla red currant tart.
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