2021 Lone Star Vineyard Pinot Noir
The 2021 vintage allowed our team to tap into the ruddier side of this iconically dark-fruited vineyard. High-toned notes of red fruit peek through and are accented by dark fruits such as blackberry and black cherry. Lone Star’s inherently savory spicy qualities are also present, with toasted cinnamon, green cardamom pods, mixed peppercorns, and bay leaf rounding out the flavor profile. Accent any meal with this structured and elegant Lone Star gem!
All signs of the start to the 2021 vintage pointed to a classic spring season. Bud break took place end of April followed by a dry spring. Bloom in June arrived with a rain shower that reduced overall yield potential but allowed for the perfect amount of fruit to ripen on the vines for high quality wine production. Summer remained dry and sunny with plenty of heat to keep the fruit developing. While a heat dome in late June posed a challenge for many in the valley, we experienced no damage from this weather event. These summer events lead to a rather early harvest, which successfully wrapped up the first week of October.
Eola-Amity Hills AVA | 113 Acres PlantedFounded in 1996 | Jory, Nekia, Ritner and Woodburn Soils 200’ – 400’ elevation
Lone Star VIneyard
Eola-Amity Hills AVA
Sept 14-25, 2021
14 months in French oak, 25% new oak
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