A well rounded and soft wine, our 2020 pinot noir offers a mouthful of ripe red and black berry flavors with earthy, smokey undertones. The rich, silky texture is balanced by fresh acidity and low alcohol, making this wine food friendly and easy to love.
2020 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
A cuvee of 60% of Wild Hare Vineyard, a high elevation site with crisp acidity and low alcohol levels, blended with 40% from Eola-Amity and Dundee Hills, which gives the wine riper texture and deeper flavors. To combat smoke impact, we used a lower percentage of wild vineyard yeast and more commercial yeast; we also had a shorter length of skin contact time and a higher percentage of new oak. We used carbon fining on specific vineyards, to remove the most intense smoke impact without stripping the wine, and then a light filtration. The finished wine leads with fruit, with smoke and oak balancing each other in the background.