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2021 L'Iris Reserve Pinot Noir



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 77%, Anne Amie 23%

Clones - P4, Wadenswil 2A, 777, 667, 115

Oak - aged 16 months in French oak, 38.5 new, 23% 1 year, 38.5% neutral

Soil Types - Laurelwood, Willakenzie

Alcohol – 13.7%

Total Acidity - 5.7 g/L

pH - 3.61

AROMA dark cherry, ripe red cherry, red plum, saddle leather, cedar, cola

FLAVOR chewy dark cherry, forest floor, wet stones, vanilla, cola, red plum

FINISH long, creamy, with smooth, silky acidity

SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS forest mushroom risotto, brown butter sage onion tart, cedar planked salmon, lamb chops, pork roast