2022 Pinot Noir Villages Cuvee
The Pinot noir, Villages Cuvée has robust sweet spice aromas with lovely black cherry, smoky berry and dark rose notes. Juicy and pungent flavors of dark cherry, wild strawberry, allspice, cinnamon with a touch of smoke fill your mouth. Beautifully balanced with soft tannins and fresh acidity, the finish slowly fades into supple dried fruit and spices. Still young now the wine will fill out through the winter and into the spring. This is my favorite wine for thanksgiving and flavorful white meat dishes. It is just as good with burgers, brats and pizza. Enjoy now through 2030.
Our Villages Cuvée is produced from Pinot noir grapes grown in Oregon’s northern Willamette Valley. Fruit from other sites are blended to create a Pinot noir that complements rich white meat and fish dishes. To enhance this match, we blend to maximize both the spectrum of flavors and length on the palate while minimizing the use of new oak. The composition for this bottling is: Freedom Hill Vineyard 32%, Temperance Hill Vineyard 29%, Shea Vineyard 39%.
Release Date: Nov 2023; Production 1409 cases. The de-stemmed grapes were fermented in small stainless and Burgundy oak fermenter with no SO2, allowing fermentation to proceed naturally. After gentle pressing and settling, the wine aged in French oak barrels, 8% of which were new, for 12 months before bottling by gravity without fining.
Food Pairing Notes
Grilled salmon, quail, pork tenderloin and pasta dishes with full-favored preparations.
Vintage Notes: 2022,
Up to 8 Years