2017 Pinot Noir
Our 2017 Pinot Noir wine was made from grapes sourced from our two organically-farmed vineyards located in the Yamhill-Carlton District, three miles east of the town of Carlton. These vineyards are planted on oceanic sandstone, at an elevation of 400 feet on a south-facing slope. The grapes were hand-harvested in the early morning, hand-sorted and put into vats with varying sizes of whole clusters. After two to three days, as the grapes warmed up, fermentation spontaneously began and was carried by indigenous yeasts. As we aim to craft wines of delicate structures, we preferred to pump the juice over the cap rather than punch it down. Ten to fourteen days later, grapes were pressed and wine transferred to neutral French oak barrels. Aged on its lees, bottled in August of 2018, our 2017 Pinot Noir is drinking beautifully now and will age with grace.