1.5L - 2005 Anden Vineyard Pinot Noir
Sweet aroma mix of dark cherries, chocolate, and earth notes on the nose. The flavors consist of bright cherries, blackberries, and light earth-herbal notes and finishing with dark chocolate. The texture is creamy with nice acidity, and the finish lingers with spicy tannins that are present yet soft. This wine is rich and round, and elegant.
This vineyard is a southeast-facing slope in the Eola-Hills AVA of northern Polk County at an elevation of 300 to 400 feet. The blocks from which the fruit was harvested are made up of Jory soil and were planted in 1982, and then grafted to Pinot Noir Pommard and Dijon 777 clone in 1999.
The Anden Vineyard Pinot Noir, harvested on October 13th at 2.3 tons per acre, was fermented by indigenous yeast in small fermentors. It was punched down three times daily, pressed very gently, and racked to a variety of new (33.33%), one year old (33.33%), two year old (11.11%) and used French oak barrels (22.23%). The wine was racked out of barrels at the end of August before bottling mid September. It is a blend of one third Pommard and two third Dijon 777.