2018 Club Exclusive Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills
Our newest Club Exclusive Pinot Noir showcases the diversity of the varietal within the Willamette Valley and allowed our winemaking team to partner with and explore other sites in the region. Defined by the Van Duzer Corridor, which provides a channel for cool ocean winds, the wines from the Eola-Amity Hills are darker and edgier in personality with vibrant acidity and firm tannin structure with notes of tea leaf, cranberry, and forest floor.
On average, the 2018 vintage was a warmer and drier growing season. The vintage kicked off with an early bud break. June saw a cool, wet weather period during bloom, which put the vintage back on track for a traditional September harvest. Cluster sizes were smaller and more conducive to producing high-quality wines. The most notable climatic feature to the 2018 vintage, was our pleasantly dry and moderately warm harvest weather that continued into early November. This allowed us to pick based on ripe flavors and near-perfect natural acidity.
23% New Oak, 77% Neutral