2014 Barrel Select Pinot Noir
Our Barrel Select Pinot noir is our most diverse and complex blend of 100 percent Pinot noir from our Estate Vineyard, and multiple vineyard sites throughout the Willamette Valley. Our winemaking team “tunes” and “tweaks” various trial blends comprised of percentage-wise mixes from over 200 barrels hand-picked from our cellar before arriving at each years decision for the Barrel Select blend. Our intent with this wine is to craft a modestly-priced, excellent Pinot noir that is expressive of Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
Bottled: August 7, 2015
Case Production: 4700 cases
Vineyard Selections: 25% Estate, 17% Goodrich, 10% Meredith Mitchell, 10% Crawford Beck balance from select other vineyards.
Harvest dates: September 16-October 11
Brix: average 23.9 (average)
pH: average 3.66 (average)
TA: average 3.95 (average)
Cold Soak: 4 days
Skin Contact: 15 days
Yeast: Commercial Strains BRL 97, BGY 71-B, WS, BM-45
French oak, 25% new oak, barrel-aged 9 months