2021 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir
We’re able to explore another vineyard and experience the nuts and bolts within the Dundee Hills. We are familiar with the classic qualities of Knudsen Vineyard and the contrast of this wine is eye opening to the complexity of the Dundee Hills. Dark marionberry, molasses and candied rose petal fill the palate with this full-bodied Pinot Noir.
Whole cluster fruit was filled into traditional Argyle 1.5T bins, fermenting for 14-20 days. Fruit was gently pressed and racked to barrel.
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.
Dundee Hills AVA
Sept 28, 2022
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