2013 Yamhill Springs Pinot Noir "Tech. Specs."

Yamhill Springs

Vintage:

2013

Bottling Date:

February 15, 2015

AVA:

Willamette Valley

Production :

32 Cases

Vineyard:

Yamhill Springs



Harvest Date:

September 23, 2013

Alcohol (ABV):

13%

Brix

22°

Cellaring:

15 Months in French Oak

Grape Variety (Clones):

Pinot Noir (Wadenswil)


Blended from 1 1/2 Barrels.


Comments:
This single vineyard wine is our most complex, but at the same time most subtle 2013 red wine. "If you aren't paying attention, you might miss it," is a fitting description for the beauty of this wine. The vineyard that this wine is named after is located in the eastern foothills of the Coastal Mtn. Range on the very edge of the Yamhill Carlton American Viticultural Area. It has a very different climate than Havlin Vineyard and much older vines. At 25 years old these are some of the older vines in the region. These differences in climate and condition are the main drivers behind the character of the single vineyard wines.

This wine is made 100% from the Wadenswil Clone of Pinot Noir, which is generally viewed more as a clone for blending with other pinot noir clones than as a standalone sort. However, we thought that the unique combination of "foresty" smells, very light fruit, hints of tea and leather and a very delicate balance in the mouth were worth highlighting by themselves. As with all of our 2013 wines it is far from heavy and has a freshening tartness. I prefer to drink this wine by itself and enjoy the changes it goes through over a couple of hours. If you absolutely must eat something, the Yamhill Springs pairs with food similarly to the Willamette Cuvee.