2018 Jessie James Vineyard - Pinot noir

2018 Jessie James Vineyard - Pinot noir


tasting notes compact red fruit, spice and floral aromas—fresh, mouthfilling, fine-grain tannin structure—will become very complex with extended aging


ava: Eola-Amity Hills

elevation / aspect: 675 feet, south-east facing, gentle to moderate slope

soils: Volcanic Basalt (nekia series)

vine age and clonal selections: planted 1996, Pommard and Wadenswil

farming: Dry-Farmed, Organic management

harvest: October 2, 2018

whole cluster: 20%

elevage: 18 months in 228L, 8% new oak

bottled: April 15, 2020

cases produced: 275


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 east-facing at high elevation‒ripening here is patient. Furthermore, the vineyard is in a rain shadow, allowing the grapes to reach peak maturity with less risk of botrytis rot. The Nekia soil (shallow, rocky volcanic basalt) provides appropriate stress to the plants, resulting in sparse canopies and loose clus