This 2019 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is comprised entirely of declassified barrels from their single vineyard wines. Fruit is all sourced from sustainably farmed, non-irrigated vineyards, with old vines and exceptional character. As with all of their Pinot Noirs, fermentations are relatively cool and slow, with native yeast in small 1.5 ton bins. Whole cluster percentages range between 30 and 100%. Punchdowns are done twice a day (aer a short early period of pigeage for high whole cluster lots), and free run wine goes directly into barrel where it sits on the lees undisturbed for the duration of elevage. Cooperage is a mixture of new and used larger format puncheons, and neutral barriques.
Sustainable, dry farmed
Aged for 20 months in neutral French oak barrels.