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The very first Pinot Noir from our family estate in the Chehalem Mountains (planted in 2018). Farmed, vinified & bottled by our family to yours.
Our estate vineyard is 4.3 planted acres of Pinot Noir. Small, yes, but this allows our family to farm it exclusively- keeping diligent contact with every vine from bud break to harvest.
Our site is home to four distinctive soils that we planted five different clones of Pinot Noir. Given that 2020 was our third growing season, we expected smaller yields due to younger vines, but combined with a smaller berry set during flowering in spring, we harvested just over five barrels of wine come harvest. Just enough to get one barrel from each clone. We harvest each clone separately, then isolate in ferment and age each clone in its own barrel. We’re happy to report that we love the flavors. Each barrel representing its own identity of the vineyard which resulted in a wonderful combination of red and dark fruits, with underlying notes of savory earthiness that we strive for and crave.
Our 2020 Pinot Noir is a five-barrel blend of our entire vineyard: