2018 Flanerie Vineyard Pinot Noir is the perfect bold expression of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from a warm vintage. Rich and complex, this wine has beautiful power and a long life ahead of it, if patient enough to cellar.
An exotic array of baking spices, clove, five spice and spearmint are countered with kirsch and baked cherry notes in this deep and brooding nose. Across the intense, richly textured palate pronounced dark red fruit, forest floor and mushroom characteristics lead on to a long, complex finish. Firm, tightly wound tannins and mouth watering acidity ensure this wine has great cellaring potential.
Flanerie Vineyard | Ribbon Ridge AVA | 200 - 350' Elevation | Eastern Exposure | Marine Sedimentary Soils (Willakenzie series) | Wadenswil, 667, 777 & Pommard Clones | The Flanerie Vineyard, planted in 2003, sits facing due east on the
southern edge of the Ribbon Ridge AVA and is dry farmed using organic principles. The terrain consists of a thin layer of topsoil over a deep seam of marine sedimentary motherock. These dry farmed vines produce intense wines with dark fruit and unique meaty and savory signature.
410 Cases Bottled | Bottled August 2019 | pH 3.8 | TA 5.3 | Native Yeast Fermentation | 13% new french oak | 10% Whole Cluster