2015 Walnut City Pinot Noir

2015 Walnut City Pinot Noir


Delivers a level of intensity and excitement we were thrilled to capture in our Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Ample in structure with a robust, but sleek, tannin profile and degree of depth that we might be accustomed seeing in reserve level wines. Rich strawberry and blackberry flavors mingle with layers of deep rose, coffee and allspice aromas. Serious in its youth, but tempered by a sweet midpalate and pretty disposition, the 2015 will stand the test of time if it lasts that long! 

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Hand-harvested. Grapes were mostly destemmed (less than 10% wholecluster) followed by a 3-5 day soak before fermentation proceeded naturally. Fermenters received a combination of pump overs and punch downs over 12-18 days. Gently pressed and settled before going to barrel. 100% barrel aged.

After experiencing a record hot and plentiful year in 2014, 2015 was eager to stay in the vein of warm, dry, early and abundant. Great weather rode through bloom and fruit set and carried the crop all the way to harvest. Achieving ripeness was never an issue! With late season attention being fixed on retaining balance, picking decisions became critical and brought fruit to the winery almost as early as the year before. Flavors were generous and deep and the resulting wines are richly complex. 

Alcohol : 13.9%

Cases Produced : 1,050

Vineyards Sourced : La Cantera (Chehalem Mountains AVA), Sylvia’s (Eola-Amity Hills AVA) & Robinson (Willamette Valley)