2017 Lone Star Vineyard Pinot Noir
Lone Star Vineyard Pinot Noir is blended from three parcels on the site that lean towards the fleeting, red-fruited, floral spectrum of Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir. These three blocks are situated at the top of the vineyard at 400 feet elevation, planted in 2002. Red raspberry, red cherry, tobacco leaf, and lavender are heartened by a dense core of fresh, vibrant acidity. The wine opens with sleekness and elegance and finishes with polished, yet firm tannin. Cold soaking and fermenting in small, 1.5-ton fermenters enhances silky texture, while 10% whole cluster inclusion brings subtly spicy length.