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2012 Pinot Noir Zenith Vineyard
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Eola-Amity Hills
Vineyard Designation
Zenith Vineyard
Alcohol %
13.9

2012 Pinot Noir Zenith Vineyard

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SKU: 12 PN Z
Wine Profile
Ratings
92 pts – Vinous; 91 pts - Burghound; 92 pts - International Wine Cellar
Vineyard Notes
Zenith is centrally located in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA 11 miles NW of Salem, Oregon. The grapes for this wine come from two older blocks planted on a gentle hillside on old sedimentary soil.
Winemaker Notes
Vintage Notes: 2012 began with a cool spring and record precipitation in June. This caused a slightly delayed bloom that was interrupted by cool, wet weather that extended the period of flowering. The result was diminished berry fertilization and some bunch stem necrosis. This reduced both the absolute number of clusters and the number of berries per cluster, thus significantly reducing the crop. Spring was followed by a beautiful sunny, warm, and dry summer, with the longest dry period in the Willamette Valley’s history - over 104 days. The lovely weather continued into October with harvest occurring mid-month. The grapes achieved ideal ripeness and wines have lovely ripe tannins, moderate alcohols and nice acidity. This is one of Oregon’s very best vintages.