Ransom Wines & Spirits 2014 'Selection' Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills
Item Number: 12368
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Grape(s): Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.4
Total Acidity: 6.6
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 1,013
Winemaking Notes: The 2014 vintage had optimal conditions throughout the growing season. Harvest began in late September, about two weeks early. Conditions remained mostly dry through September with a few showers at the end of the month, which helped lower the rapidly rising sugar. The fruit was 100% destemmed with a high percentage of whole berries to 1.5 ton fermenters. An average of four days of cold soak ensured gentle yet thorough extraction of color and flavor. The small lots were fermented with BRG, BGY, 71B, and wild strain yeasts for an average of seven days and hand punched two to three times daily. The wine was aged twenty months in mixed two year old French cooperage before being blended and bottled. This wine was minimally processed from free run juice without fining or filtration.
Tasting Notes: the 2014 Selection is an elegant, terroir-driven Pinot Noir. A lustrous garnet hue in the glass, the wine opens with rich aromas of black cherries, forest floor, and baking spices. Seductively savory notes of elderberry and driftwood smoke on the palate are punctuated by vibrant acidity and fine tannins. The finish is long and resonant, with notes of blood orange and incense cedar. Drink now, or expect it to to evolve for at least a decade.