2015 Percheron Pinot Noir
Percheron Pinot Noir
2015 was by a small margin an even warmer year than 2014. It was warmer in the winter, which gave us an early bud break, but had fewer heat spikes, leading to a bit slower and easier harvest. We picked ripe and balanced grapes as they reached maturity with no rain or mold. For that reason, this could be an excellent vintage.
220 Cases Produced AVA: Willamette Valley Winemaker: Brad Ford Alc. 14.6% by volume pH: 3.55 Brix at Harvest: 24.0 Vineyards: Estate Grown Titratable Acidity: 5.87g/L Barrel aged for 18 months in 40% new French oak Blend: 50% 777, 21% Wadenswil, 21% Pommard, 7% 115 Vineyards: Estate Grown Soil: Shallow Sedimentary Clay Elevation: 250-450ft Fermentation: Native in French Oak 33% Whole Cluster Block designate
TASTING NOTES: This wine is reminiscent of a picnic in the redwoods with aromas of burnt cedar plank, fig, currents, stone and pine developing on the palate to vanilla clove, salmon berries, and garam masala. This wine has a gentle tannin structure and nice acidity that will enable it to age for 10+ years.
HORSE DRAWN WOODEN BASKET PRESSED
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