Appellation: Dundee Hills
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Clones: 115 and Wadensville
Aged for 15 months in French oak barrels (25% new)
TA: 5.5g/L | pH: 3.66 | Alcohol: 14.1%
All the fruit for this wine comes from our estate vineyard in the Dundee Hills where our vines grow in — not surprisingly — red Jory soils. Rich in nutrients and high in clay content, this basalt-based volcanic soil produces Pinot Noirs with high acidity, softer tannins, and a red-fruit flavor profile.
The 2018 growing season began with a cool spring and moderate rainfall, followed by a long summer — one of the driest on record in the Willamette Valley. Luckily our vines in Dundee tolerate drought stress well and daytime temperatures weren't excessive, allowing us to pick our Pinot Noir at optimal ripeness.