2017 Volcanic Cuvee Pinot Noir
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The nose is lifted rith notes of ripe blackberry, blueberry, and cherry, while the pallet showcases the delightful result of judicious whole-cluster inclusion – a distinct spice note lingers to the finish.
Vineyard practices are the leading factor in high quality fruit, and the vineyard management follows a strict regime. Shoot thinning is performed early in the year; after fruit set, leaves are removed in the fruit zone on the east side of the vines. Later, the clusters are counted and thinned to a maximum of 28 clusters per vine. Once the grapes have achieved 75% color, a final cluster thinning is performed to remove any green or second crop clusters. The average yield is 2 tons per acre.
270 cases produced Fermentation: Fermented in French barrels. Oak Treatment: 100% French oak; 25% new
Our Volcanic Cuvee pays homage to the dominant soil types throughout the best vineyards in Willamette Valley - the Jory and Nekia soil series Visually dark and brooding, this complex blend of our Willow Creek and St. Jory vineyards is a full-bodied, yet supple Pinot Noir with many facets.