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Willamette Valley
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Tasting Notes
Deep ruby colored. Pungent dark cherry and cassis aromas with roasted spice, sweet earth and clove notes. Initially the spice and rich dark cherry penetrate your palate with an impressive depth of flavor. The richness of ripe tannin and acidity reveals the power behind this Pinot noir from this famous site. The suppleness of the fruit and earth notes extend into a very balanced and lengthy finish. Best served with rich dishes, it is a great match for steak, lamb, rich pasta dishes. Enjoy over the next dozen years.


91 pts - Burghound Allen Meadows —
"An expressive nose combines both upper and medium register aromas of red and dark berry fruit scents that are liberally laced with spice and briar hints. There is good depth to the ripe and utterly delicious medium-bodied flavors that possess an abundance of mouth coating dry extract and excellent intensity on the balanced and vibrant finish..."

Vineyard Notes
Freedom Hill Vineyard is located in the foothills of the Coast Range, 10 miles SW of Salem, Oregon. During the day warm air rises from the valley floor ripening the skins. At night, cool ocean breezes act to retain acidity. Planted on old sedimentary soils, the vines have a SW exposure at an elevation of 520' to 580'. Our Pinot noir comes from two blocks, one planted in 2004 with Pommard and Wädenswil and one planted in 2008 with 777. The vines from our original Pinot noir blocks at Freedom Hill died from phylloxera after the 2003 vintage. Mark asked Dan Dusschee, the vineyard's owner and manager, to replant a four acre block on the north edge of the vineyard for St. Innocent. Our first vineyard designated Pinot from those vines was produced in 2008.
Production Notes
The de-stemmed grapes were fermented in stainless steel with no SO2, allowing the fermentation to proceed naturally. After gentle pressing and settling, the wine aged in French oak barrels, 27% of which were new, for 16 months before bottling by gravity. Release Date: May 2017; Production 1142 cases
Food Pairing Notes
Richly flavored red meat entrees like steak, roast beef, duck and leg of lamb.
Winemaker Notes