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2017 Pinot Noir Temperance Vineyard 1.5L
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Eola-Amity Hills
Vineyard Designation
Temperance Hill Vineyard
Harvest Date
Oct-2017
Fermentation
French oak barrels, 21% new, 16 months
Residual Sugar
0
Alcohol %
13.5

2017 Pinot Noir Temperance Vineyard 1.5L

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2017 Temperance Hill has a beautifully perfumed nose of baking spices with ginger, cinnamon and allspice, dark dried roses and blackberries. Very fresh red berries and cherries with vibrant acidity and hints of allspice fill your mouth. The freshness continues into the finish with spices and dried fruits that linger softly on the palate. https://vimeo.com/430548193. Temperance Hill 2016/2017 comparison Tasting with Winemaker Mark.
Ratings
93 pts - James Suckling
Vineyard Notes
Temperance Hill Vineyard is located in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, ten miles NW of Salem, Oregon, and is organically farmed. This exposed, cool high altitude site ripens later than surrounding vineyards. Our Pinot noir grapes come from three blocks planted on thin weathered basalt. The East Block planted in 1984 is on a steep hill rising to 870’. The “R” (2004) and Pump House Blocks (1995) face south.
Production Notes
The de-stemmed grapes were fermented in 4-8 ton stainless steel and Burgundy oak fermenters with no SO2, allowing the fermentation to proceed naturally. After gentle pressing and settling, the wine aged in French oak barrels, 21% of which were new, for 16 months before bottling by gravity without fining.
Winemaker Notes
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.
Other Notes
Release Date: Aug 2021; Production 1021 cases