2021 Pinot Noir Estate
The Estate Pinot Noir is a blend of wines from each of our soil types and spans the full elevational range of our estate vineyard, it includes every clone and every block of Pinot Noir we have. Our site has a bold, expressive, and unique flavor profile. Is it the volcanic soils, the strong winds, or the farming itself that builds the strong character? We think it is all those things and more. Each vintage is a unique snapshot of our vineyard’s development. In a sense it is a geographical time capsule, and luckily for us it can be conveyed by way of liquid libation.
Medium plum skin purple in color. The bouquet is intensely rich and woodsy, with bergamot and violets intertwining amongst deep, earthy notes. The palate is substantial and mouthwatering; with vibrant acidity standing toe-to-toe with tannin. The palate finishes texturally with notes of dried flowers that linger on into the finish.
The 2021 Oregon harvest will be one to remember. It was dry with heat spikes throughout the summer. Fortunately, the grapes were unaffected by the historical “Heat Dome” that descended upon us in June. The fruit was beautiful and balanced, with generous aromatics.