Evesham Wood 2015 Pinot Noir, Temperance Hill Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills
Item Number: 11776
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Vineyard Designation: Temperance Hill Vineyard
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Jory
Elevation: 850 feet
Case Production: 145
Winemaking Notes: The grapes for this 2015 Pinot Noir were sourced from the Temperance Hill vineyard in the Willamette Valley, sourced from 35 year old vines that have been dry-farmed using organic practices. The final weeks before the 2015 harvest saw a break in the heat wave, slowing the accumulation of sugars and allowing the grapes to preserve their acidity. Grapes were left to macerate with their skins for 21 days, seeing a twice-daily pumpover for three days, followed by a twice-daily punchdown. Wine then saw 18 months in neutral French oak.
Tasting Notes: While a classic Temperance nose of cedar and green tobacco is certainly evident in this vintage, it is a bit less pronounced, and makes way for more fruit to show through. Black, red and sour cherry with raspberry and other red and black fruits on the midpalate which continues through to the finish..