2021 Nuthouse Pinot Noir
A classically Eola-Amity Hills blend telling the perfect story of our estate vineyards in this AVA, this Nuthouse Pinot Noir is brooding with crunchy cassis and deep black raspberry notes. Its mouthwatering acidity mellows the textured tannins and adds a layer of depth, personality and longevity.
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.
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Created in 1994, Nuthouse wines have a raison d’être, to offer a bigger and bolder, more fruit forward style of Pinot Noir that we aim for in each vintage. Nuthouse Pinot Noir is among our most age-worthy wines, cellaring for 10-15 years or more.
Eola-Amity Hills AVA
September 14-29, 2021
December 28, 2022
14 months in French oak, 25% new oak
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