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2016 Pinot noir ~ Jessie James Vineyard

2016 Pinot noir ~ Jessie James Vineyard


tasting notes

rich red fruit, savory, spice and forest floor, broad weight, fine tannins, elegant length, poised and complex, youthful


ava Eola-Amity Hills

elevation 675 feet

aspect south-east, gentle to moderate slope

soils Volcanic Basalt, nekia series

vine age planted 1996

clonal selection Pommard and Wadenswil

farming Dry-Farmed, Organic management

harvest September 20, 2016

bottled september 6, 2017

cases produced 200


the Terroir

The eola-Amity Hills is situated to the immediate east of the Van Duzer Corridor, the "air-conditioning" pathway through the Coast Range where marine air enters from the west and cools the Willamette Valley. the high-density (2,400 vines/acre), four acre planting of vines at Jessie James is on the east-facing side of the EA Hills at high elevation‒ripening here is very patient. Furthermore, the vineyard is in a rain shadow, allowing the grapes to reach peak maturity with less risk of botrytis rot, when‒as is not infrequent‒rains threaten the harvest in September and October. Lastly, the Nekia soil (shallow volcanic basalt) provides appropriat