Pinot Noir Route 99W, Willamette Valley – 2015
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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.
- Appellation: Willamette Valley
The 2015 growing season was nearly ideal. Above average spring temperatures allowed for an early and even bloom and fruit set, preparing the stage for a generous yield. The three months that followed, June, July, and August, were warm and dry allowing the vines to fully ripen the crop. The result was both perfectly ripe fruit and a generous yield. Overall, the vintage provided beautiful fruit with the wines showing extraordinary depth and balance. Right up there with the 2008 and 2012 vintages, 2015 is easily one of the best vintages of the last decade
- Harvest Date(s): September 4 - October 5, 2016
- Brix: 24
- Barrel Aging: 6 months in a combination of new, 1-year-old and neutral French oak barrels from various coopers
The nose exudes aromas of cranberry, black cherry, citrus peel, clove and leather. This wine is medium bodied on the palate with supple tannins complimented by juicy red fruit, black fruit and savory notes.
- Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
- Production (in cases): 2,000
- Production Case Pack: 12/750ml
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- TA: 5.3
- p H: 3.62
- Release Date: February 2017