PINOT NOIR 2017
"This is a full bodied Pinot Noir more typical of a Russian River Pinot Noir than an Oregon version. It has dark cherry and baking spice in the nose with flavors of cherry pie. This is a great "cocktail" wine ... no food required."
- Jonathan Scott Oberlander
APPELLATION: Rogue Valley (AVA), Oregon
AGING: 16 Months, New French Oak
CHEMISTRY: pH 13.72; TA 6.6 g/l
RESIDUAL SUGARS: 0.5%
VARIETAL: 100% Pinot Noir
ROOT STOCK: Riparia
CERTIFIED: LIVE Sustainable
HARVESTED: 3 October 2017
HARVEST BRIX: 22.9
PRODUCTION: 86 Cases
BOTTLED: 12 December 2018
RELEASED: 23 February 2019
TTB LABEL ID:
UPC: 6 10370 85142 5
All of our vineyards have been independently certified LIVE sustainable and Salmon Safe since 2012. LIVE is the highest certification in the world for sustainable viticulture. No herbicides have been used in our vineyards since 2017.
2017 GROWING CONDITIONS:
2017 provided a cooler, wetter and longer growing season than the previous three years. Bud break started in mid-April, a little later than usual. Average harvest dates were pushed out about three weeks. The water table in our vineyards was a little higher than normal due to a greater snowpack in the mountains. This resulted in our vine canopies requiring greater maintenance because of abnormally vigorous growth. Several fires in the surrounding areas contributed to a near continuous concentration of smoke over the Valley floor for a period of about 8 weeks and was cause for concern. However, with most of our bottling complete, we have found no evidence of smoke taint and lots of indications that we are benefitting from the later harvest. We are looking forward to another banner year of award-winning wines.
AWARDS & WINE SCORES
2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2020 SavorNW Wine Competition
2019 Wine Press NW's 20th Annual Platinum Judging
2019 Oregon Wine Experience Wine Competition
2019 The Great Northwest Wine Competition
A very versatile food pairing wine given it’s higher high acidity and lower tannin. Pinot Noir pairs particularly well with duck, chicken, pork, and mushrooms.