2010 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

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Bing cherry, plums, and exotic spices on the nose.  Framed by fine, textured tannins that lead to a creamy palate of red berries, bramble, black fruit, and dark chocolate.  Balanced acidity throughout that finishes long with tobacco and wood spice.

91 Points, International Wine Cellar

Harvest Date: 
October 8 - 28, 2010

Brix at Harvest: 
21.1 - 26.8

Finished TA: 
5.5 g/L

Finished PH: 
3.70


Bottled: 
September 2011

Cases Produced: 
5,600

Release Date: 
March 2012

Aging: 
10 months in 25% new French oak, 30% one year-old French oak, 35% two year-old French oak, and 10% in neutral French oak


Vineyards: 
12% Palmer Creek
11% Estate Dussin
9% Olenik
8% Zena Crown
8% Lillie's
8% Mount Richmond
7% Elk Cove
6% Bella Vida
6% Shea
Less than 5% from Hyland, Carabella, Élevée, FruitHill Blackburn Road, LaBoheme, WindHill, FireMountain, and Temperence Hill Vineyards
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
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