2017 Single Acre Pinot Blanc
Fermented in a concrete egg, stainless steel tanks, and neutral oak, our Single Acre Pinot Blanc is sourced from the top of our vineyard. It spent 10 months on lees, which provided texture and enhanced the complexity. Aromatics of jasmine, lychee, pear, candied ginger, and anise seed leap out of the glass. The palate is crisp with the initial sip, showing flavors of pear and tangerine. The finish is round yet vibrant, begging for another sip.
The 2017 vintage is classically Oregon. Despite a cold winter and cooler than normal spring, ideal weather after flowering created a healthy fruit set, with as much as 20% more berries per cluster than average. Summer was dry and hot, but vines saw little drought stress. By September, everything was on track for a traditional, “normal” Oregon harvest in the Willamette Valley, with Pinot Noir exhibiting outstanding quality. Harvest produced a bumper crop with intense flavor, and perfect sugar and acid levels.