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2017 Pinot Noir Zenith Vineyard Special Selection
Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Eola-Amity Hills
Vineyard Designation
Zenith Vineyard
Harvest Date
Up to 18 years
Stainless Steel and Burgundy Oak Fermenters
Bottling Date
Residual Sugar
Alcohol %

2017 Pinot Noir Zenith Vineyard Special Selection

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Wine Profile
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.
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 gently pressing and settling the wine aged in French oak barrels, 20% which were new, for 16 months before bottling by gravity without fining. This Special Selection is a blend of the five best barrels."
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
A wide variety of meat and pasta dishes including lamb, pork and grilled salmon.
Other Notes
Release Date: Apr 2020; Production 122 cases