2017 Walnut City Pinot Noir

2017 Walnut City Pinot Noir


Lovely early maturity and balance showing in this young wine. Where our 2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir was de ned by its wildness and forward fruit, the 2017 is characterized by seamless textures and mouthfeel. The fruit pro le incor- porates dark cherry, wild raspberry and a cranberry-like quality to the acidity. Trace notes of deep mocha aromas build the mid palate.

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Hand-harvested. Grapes were mostly destemmed (15% wholecluster) followed by a 3-5 day soak before fermentation. Fermenters received a combination of pump overs and punch downs over 12-18 days. Gently pressed and settled before going to barrel. 

2017 was a departure from the eagerly early previous three vintages. Fruit set was atypically high, and even with moderate thinning, yields were plentiful. A hot, dry summer, that saw only a spot of rain in 90+ days, allowed for nearly uninterrupted ripening resulting in healthy clusters, and beautiful avor development. 

Alcohol : 13.5%

Cases Produced : 2,950

Vineyards Sourced : La Cantera (Chehalem Mountains AVA), Sylvia’s (Eola-Amity Hills AVA), Yamhill Springs (Eola-Amity Hills AVA), Four Winds (Willamette Valley)