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2017 GOWC Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

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92 Points the Tasting Panel

 2017 Pinot Noir is a medium bodied wine with dark mineral, wet leaves, and mushroom. It has layered aromas of dried black cherry, red plum and fresh boysenberry. This is a fruit forward wine with hints of vanilla bean and cassis that finish with strong spice notes of oak on the finish.

 Great Oregon Wines are hand-crafted from the first bud break to harvest. From the soil we work, to the grapes we grow and hand-select, to the way we bottle, these wines have been crafted for your ultimate enjoyment.

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Tasting Notes

Brilliant ruby color in the glass with hues of pink and purple on the outer rim. The wine shows
youth in the glass with reflective clarity and intensity. The viscosity of the wine seems to be
moderate and suggests a medium body on the palate. The nose is deep with dark mineral, wet
leaves, and mushroom. The fruits are layered with a combination of dried black cherry, red
plum, and fresh boysenberry. The secondary earth notes of sassafras, cola, and dried violets
oer added complexity and layers on the nose. The palate oers lush, ripe red and black cherry
fruits with blackberry and plum skin. The forward fruit character is dry on the palate with layers
of mineral, wet leaves, and mushroom adding earth and organic influence. This wine is
beautifully balanced with lively acidity and a soft finish. Drink now or cellar for 1-3 years.

Vineyard Notes

Blended from our Willamette valley vineyards. Our St. Jory, Hylo, Willow Creek and Delaney
vineyards are located in the cooler Willamette Valley AVA and are planted with the traditional
Pommard clone, as well as small portions of 115, 114 and 777 at our Willow Creek vineyard. This
Pinot Noir combines the best aspects from each vineyard with a distinct sense of the rich
complexity of Oregon. Vineyard practices of shoot thinning is performed early in the year;
after fruit set, leaves are removed in the fruit zone on the east side of the vines. Later, the
clusters are counted and thinned to a maximum of 28 clusters per vine. Once the grapes have
achieved 75% color, a final cluster thinning is performed to remove any green or second crop
clusters. The average yield is 2 tons per acre.

Winemaker Notes

This is a Blend of Willamette valley pinot noir. Barrel aged in 30% new oak. This Pinot Noir blend
comes from four Willamette Valley vineyards in the South Salem area. This area of the Willamette
Valley had diverse soils, each imparting its own nuances in the wine. The unique red Jory soil oers
bright cherry, cranberry and earthy tones, while the sedimentary soils bring out notes of riper
black fruit and cherry cola.

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