2004 Olalla Vineyard Pinot Noir


The 2004 Olalla Vineyard Pinot noir has a rich and sweet aroma with a mix of black cherries, blueberries, blackberries, cassis and caramel, framed by earthy notes of moist forest undergrowth. The flavors show the same earthy, rich dark fruit notes with a mix of black cherries, blueberries and blackberries coupled with caramel- oak notes. The wine has a good balance of acid and tannins. The texture shows richness and sweetness, displaying rich and ripe tannins that enhance the fruit components. This wine will benefit from a little more cellaring (until summer 2007), or decanted and aerated to soften up the tannins.

Wine Specs

Acid: 0.61gr/100 ml
pH: pH 3.35
Bottling Date: August 2nd, 2006
Residual Sugar: 0.2 gr/100 ml
Alcohol %: 13





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Vineyard Notes

Olalla Vineyard is located in the valley of the same name in the Umpqua Valley of Southern Oregon, near the town of Winston. It is owned and farmed by Bob Reid. The 4.5 acres were planted in 1975, and Bob purchased the vineyard in 1994. Originally it was planted with Chardonnay and the Pommard clone of Pinot Noir, the Chardonnay has since been grafted over to the Dijon 115 clone of Pinot Noir.

Production Notes

The grapes were harvested on October 3rd, de-stemmed and fermented in open top stainless steel tanks. The wine was drained after 19 days and aged in French oak barrels for 20 months. This blend was comprised of a third Dijon 115 and two thirds Pommard clones, and aged in a third new and two thirds neutral barrels. The wine was unfiltered and fined with egg whites before bottling.