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Pinot Noir Route 99W, Willamette Valley – 2014

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  • Introduction

    • RouteStock creates wines from classic grape varieties grown along well-known routes in the world’s most respected wine regions. Tried, trusted and true to their routes, these wines are handcrafted by our winemakers to be approachable and a reliable favorite.

      Route 99W

      Established in 1930, Route 99W is part of the Pacific Coast Highway which travels north/south through some of Willamette Valley’s most notable vineyards. On a drive down Route 99W, you will pass many of the vineyards that supplied perfectly ripe grapes for this Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Willamette Valley
  • Vintage Report

    • Said to be a Goldilocks vintage in Oregon; not too hot, not too cold and not too much rain! 2014 was, however, the warmest season on record in the Willamette Valley. Interestingly this was not due to high maximum temperatures, but rather higher than normal minimum temperatures. A warm spring and a little rain gave us an early budbreak and the season maintained warm temperatures throughout. Nighttime temps were well above normal accelerating ripening despite large crop loads, and harvest began at the very beginning of September. The dry weather inhibited disease pressure allowing us to receive a bountiful, clean and quite ripe vintage. The white wines of 2014 showcase the warm season with an excess of fruit character ranging from tropical to floral.

  • Vinification

    • Barrel Aging: 6 months in a combination of new, 1-year-old and neutral French oakbarrels from various coopers
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
    • Production (in cases): 6,017
    • Production Case Pack: 12/750ml
    • Alcohol: 13.6%

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Reviews

  • Pinot Noir Route 99W, Willamette Valley – 2014 Silver Medal – Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition

  • Pinot Noir Route 99W, Willamette Valley – 2014 – Silver Medal – Sunset International Wine Competiton

    Silver Medal, Sunset International Wine Competition

  • Pinot Noir Route 99W, Willamette Valley – 2014 – 91 points – Wine Spectator

    “Fresh and inviting, open-textured and refined, with plum, currant and floral flavors that dance through the supple finish. Shows generosity and finesse, finishing on a roasted note.”

  • Pinot Noir Route 99W, Willamette Valley – 2014 – Critics Gold, 90 points – winereviewonline.com

    Critics Gold, Critics Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition

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