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This vineyard is on the crown of the Eola-Amity Hills at elevations of 600 to 900 feet.
The site is exposed to cool afternoon marine breezes that contribute to late ripening.
2016 Walter Scott Dubay Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 13.2% alc., 75 cases, .
This is a steep, rocky vineyard farmed organically by Ryan Hannaford.
Sourced from a 1-acre block yielding 1.2 tons per acre.
Gentle in the mouth with a light to mid weight core of red and purple berries with a touch of spice, a little smokiness, and a savory herbal thread. No sulfites added (may contain naturally-occurring sulfites). Fruit-driven and Syrah-like, yet tannins and acidity are in complimentary balance with the fruit load.
Mid weight plus in size, featuring flavors of black raspberry, blackberry, black grape and a riff of spice.
Boldly fruited with a healthy tannic backbone, but with good energy, and a long and voluptuous finish.
Aromas of Marionberry, black cherry, spice, dried herbs and barrique. Aged 8 months in French oak barrels, 40% 2-year-old, 60% neutral. The fruit fades rather quickly in the glass over time.
Demure aromas of blackberry, blueberry-pomegranate and barrique.