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2017 Pinot noir ~ Jessie James Vineyard

2017 Pinot noir ~ Jessie James Vineyard


tasting notes subtle spice and floral aromas—fresh, concentrated, vibrant red fruit—energetic, taught and forward driven—structured, will become very complex with extended aging


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 October 15, 2017

bottled April 24, 2019

cases produced 230


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