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2016 Pinot Noir Temperance Hill Vineyard Image
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Eola-Amity Hills
Vineyard Designation
Temperance Hill Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 2016
Aging
Up to 12 years
Residual Sugar
0
Alcohol %
13.5

2016 Pinot Noir Temperance Hill Vineyard

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Wine Profile
Ratings
94 Points by Josh Raynolds of Vinous.com
Vineyard Notes
Situated at 860' atop the Eola Hills, this is our coolest and therefore latest ripening vineyard. Managed by Dai Crisp, one of Oregon's great grapegrowers, it is farmed organically. We have two older blocks: one high on an east facing ridge ("East", six acres), the other slightly lower and facing south ("Pumphouse", 1.5 acres). Another block, called the "R" block lies on a long, gently south facing field between the two ridges of the vineyard (4.5 acres). It was planted between 2006 and 2009 with the Pommard clones of Pinot noir on phylloxera resistant rootstock and at a higher density.
Winemaker Notes
Vintage Notes: 2016 was the third in a string of warm summers and early harvests. It produced the smallest crop of the three. The harvest began with a bit of heat and dehydration in the fruit. This immediately resolved with cooler temperatures and the rest of the harvest produced well balanced fruit with lovely flavors and ripe tannins. We finished picking at the end of September, producing a total of 10,200 cases. In general 2016 produced lush, early-drinking wines with lovely aromatics and accessible fruit, spice and floral notes. They can be aged and are quite approachable in their youth.
Food Pairing Notes
Salmon, lamb chops, pork tenderloin and simply prepared grilled foods.
Production
1170 cases