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2014 Estate, L'Iris, Pinot Noir Magnum



Grapes were hand-picked and brought directly to the winery in 1/2-ton totes in perfect condition. They were then put onto a belted incline, and destemmed into two-ton, open-top, stainless steel fermenters. The must was cold-soaked for seven to 10 days. Fermentation was complete in 20 days, then the wine was pressed back into two-ton tanks, settled overnight and racked into French oak barrels. The wine aged in French oak for 16 months and was bottled unfiltered and unfined. It was then bottle-aged for a minimum of 12 months before release.

Varietal Composition - 100% Pinot noir

AVA – Willamette Valley

Vineyards -Twelve Oaks 100%

Clones - P4, 828, Wadenswil 2A, 777, 667

Oak - aged 16 months in French oak, 71.4% new, 14.3% 1 year, 14.3% neutral

Soil Types - Laurelwood

Alcohol – 13.3%

Total Acidity - 6.0 g/L

pH - 3.61

AROMA raspberry, black tea, potting soil, tobacco, violets

FLAVOR black currant, raspberry, strawberry, fruit leather

FINISH long, acid driven, with a beautiful rusticity

SUGGESTED PAIRINGS roast black cod with lentils, chicken tagine, roasted vegetables, hanger steak, Thanksgiving dinner