2020 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir
Layers of dried cherry, cocoa and spice aromatics lift instantly from the glass. The perky acidity prolongs the progression of overripe red berries and mocha to a plush, granular texture on the palate. A note of cedar draws out the finish, fading with earthy tea dried citrus peel. This wine is lovely in its youth because of its unsparing acidity and relatively taut tannins.
The 2020 vintage will be one of the most memorable in our history. Rainfall during bloom coupled with cool temperatures set the stage for a historically low fruit set. The summer was delightfully moderate, and by the end of August, concentrated juice from tiny grape berries was intense with robust flavors. The Willamette Valley experienced a freak windstorm that resulted in wildfires due to hot temperatures and arid conditions. Our team decided to continue with harvest to preserve our grapes. Meticulous sorting and attentive winemaking were essential to achieving our high quality standards.