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2019 Pinot Blanc Freedom Hill Vineyard
Wine Specs
Pinot Blanc
Willamette Valley
Vineyard Designation
Freedom Hill Vineyard
Harvest Date
Up to 8 Years
Stainless Steel & Neutral Oak
Bottling Date
Alcohol %
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2019 Pinot Blanc Freedom Hill Vineyard

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Pale gold, straw color. With a 3-dimensional quality, the nose is full with Granny Smith and Rome apples, lemon zest, lychee, daisies, and a hint of allspice. The mouth is immediately a “wow” with thick flavors of peach compote, baked apples, lots of fresh acidity and lemon zest. These flavors, and the density, persist into its long finish. This is one of Vickianne's favorite vintages. Now with DIAM closure.
Vineyard Notes
Freedom Hill is located in the foothills of the coast range 10 miles southwest of Salem, Oregon. The Pinot Blanc vines were planted in 1993 and 2008 on well-drained very old sedimentary clay loam. It has a southeast exposure at an elevation of 475’ and benefits from heat rising off the valley floor during the day and cool ocean breezes at night.
Production Notes
The must was fermented 34% in an Acacia cask and 66% in tank and aged for eight months on the lees.
Winemaker Notes
Vintage Notes: 2019 had moderate spring weather followed by a wet June that extended into early July. Temperatures were mostly moderate during the summer with few heat spikes compared to vintages before or after 2019. Unfortunately higher humidity during the late summer brought significant mildew pressure at especially Temperance Hill and Momtazi vineyards where 1/3 of the fruit was removed because of disease. We began picking for sparkling wine on September 20th with Chardonnay following on September 23rd and 24th. The Pinot noir harvest began with Freedom Hill on September 26th and ended with the last block at Temperance Hill on October 12th. The fruit was mostly clean and ripe with nicely developed tannins. Cooler temperatures during picking resulted in wines with medium weight and good balance.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy with crab cakes, spicy shrimp, mussels, and oysters Rockefeller.
Other Notes
Release Date: Dec 2021; Production 362 cases