https://vimeo.com/430548193. Temperance Hill 2016/2017 comparison Tasting with Winemaker Mark.
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.
Vintage Notes: 2017, after three very warm and early harvests, brought a welcome change with cooler temperatures during the summer and a normal harvest window. We began picking on September 15th for sparkling wine. After a week with temperatures in the 70’s, we harvested Chardonnay between 9/22 and 9/29. All of the Pinot noir was picked in a two-week window beginning on 9/26 with continued pleasant temperatures and no rain. The wines have more aromatic and flavor nuances with balanced acidity and moderate alcohols.
Food Pairing Notes
Salmon, lamb chops, pork tenderloin and simply prepared grilled foods.
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