In assembling a truly dynamic cuvée,
we look for AVAs that honor both
vintage and each other. The 2017
Willamette Valley blends Dundee
Hills fruit with that from Bethel
Heights in the Eola-Amity Hills and
Shea Vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton.
The storied sites are woven together
seamlessly, affording a Pinot Noir as
evenly balanced and distinctive as its
single vineyard designate siblings.
Fruit for the 2017 vintage was hand
picked from September 25th to
October 5th. The fruit was hand sorted
and fermented in wooden, concrete,
and stainless steel open top tanks.
During primary fermentation, tanks
were pumped over and poured over,
and near the end of fermentation,
tanks were punched down up to two
times per day. After non-inoculated
fermentation, the wine was sent via
gravity to 27% new French oak barrels
and aged for 10 months prior to