2018 Loop de Loop Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley $20 (on sale from $25)

This blend represents the northern Willamette Valley as a whole. As with all our wines it underwent spontaneous fermentation with the wild yeasts that came in on the fruit from the vineyards. This is a second, later bottling of the initial release of this wine. All else remains the same. 3 vineyards:  Symonette Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills, Four Winds Vineyards in the Coast Range, & Gemini Vineyard in the Chehalem Mountain AVA. 

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Wines available for local pickup at the Southeast Wine Collective on SE 35th and Division or for local delivery. Feel free to mix and match. One case order minimum for delivery. 

Description

In the Cellar: In 2017 we were sorting the fruit by hand in t-shirts and shorts. Our typically cool and rainy Oregon harvests have turned bright and sunny over the last few vintages. This wine is 30% whole cluster and much of the blend was treated only with pigéage and no punch-downs. Julia’s approach to pinot has gotten much gentler over the last two vintages. It was aged in a combination of neutral oak and neutral puncheons. We find the elegant red fruit from the Eola-Amity Hills blends nicely with the cool spices from the Johan Vineyard and the ripe cherry and earth from the Dundee Hills; resulting in a wine that truly represents a blend of what the different AVAs uniquely offer.

The Vintage:  The spring and summer were very dry and warm; however, we didn’t suffer from any serious heat spikes and a cool autumn extended the vintage. That allowed grapes to hang and develop complex flavors on the vine while retaining fresh acidity.