RouteStock

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Pinot Noir Route 99W, Willamette Valley – 2010

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  • Introduction

    • RouteStock Cellars crafts wines from the signature varietals grown along the wine routes one travels when visiting the world’s most celebrated wine regions.

      We are pleased to share with you our Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, inspired by the serenity of Route 99W which meanders its way through the picturesque and sublime Oregon wine country.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Willamette Valley
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: Stainless steel for 8-10 days, cold soak and pressed at dryness
    • Barrel Aging: 6 months in 15% new French oak barrels and oak staves
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 96% Pinot Noir, 3% Gamay Noir, 1% Other
    • Production (in cases): 6,136 cases
    • Production Case Pack: 12/750ml
    • Alcohol: 12.8%
    • TA: 5.9g/L
    • p H: 3.59
  • Tasting Notes

    • The 2010 RouteStock Pinot Noir is a fresh, pleasing wine that captures the character of the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Cinnamon, clove, rose petal, tobacco and ripe raspberry aromas lead to a mouth of fresh red cherry, sasparilla, and a focused middle of high-toned fruit leading to a spicy finish and fine tannins.

      Made for RouteStock Cellars by our friends at Ponzi Vineyards.

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Reviews

  • Pinot Noir Route 99W, Willamette Valley – 2010 – 90 points; Year’s Best Pinot Noir – Wine & Spirits

    “This wine’s scents of wild cherry and red plum are framed by a pleasant nut-skin bitterness. The texture is brisk and light; the nuttiness becomes more savory and vinous with air; fresh acidity guides the wine to a terse finish.”

  • Pinot Noir Route 99W, Willamette Valley – 2010 – 88 points – Wine Spectator

    "Light and tangy, refreshing for its lively acidity against guava, Italian plum and delicate spice flavors. Lingers nicely."

  • Pinot Noir Route 99W, Willamette Valley – 2010

    Cinnamon, clove, rose petal, tobacco and ripe raspberry aromas lead to a mouth of fresh red cherry, sasparilla, and a focused middle of high-toned fruit leading to a spicy finish and fine tannins.

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