For us, making Pinot noir is truly a labour of love. All of our Pinot is produced exclusively with grapes grown by family owned and operated Hugh & Mary Vineyard. The hot summer days and cool nights make this vineyard prime Pinot growing country. The vines range from 7 to 18 years of age and are a mix of clone 667 and 115. The grapes were hand-picked on a beautiful weekend in October.
We’ve had a love affair with Pinot noir ever since we read The Heart Break Grape and one might argue that this wine gets a little more love and attention than all the others (that can just be our little secret right?). These grapes were pressed in our half-ton basket press. The fruit was cold soaked over several days and then fermented in small, individual lots and aged for just shy of 12 months in a mixture of mostly French and some American oak.
This dynamic wine is light enough for salmon and rich enough for duck. Hints of cola and a light seasoning of clove on the nose are a result of the mixture of oaks. Flavours of sweet red cherry and cranberry combined with a deep ruby colour make this the kind of soft, silky wine you may not want to share.
$23 | 270 CASES
Northwest Wine Summit