Hand-crafted from our favorite 3 Dijon clones, 115, 777, and 828 from SUSTAINABLY FARMED VINEYARDS IN THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY.
2022 Pinot Noir, Willamette ValleyLandform
The 2022 Willamette Valley growing season began slowly, following a cold spring. Fortunately, summer and fall were warm and dry, allowing us to harvest optimally ripe fruit during the first week of November. The 2022 vintage is a bit reminiscent of the 2019 vintage, in that both produced fruit with excellent maturity, and classic, well-structured Pinot Noir wines.
The clusters were sorted and destemmed gently, followed by 3 days of cold soaking. We pumped over daily as fermentation progressed, maintaining cool temperatures to capture maximum aromatic complexity. The new wine was aged in stainless steel and neutral French oak barrels, resulting in this singular expression of Pinot Noir. The 100% Pinot Noir final blend was bottled in May 2023.
Visually, the 2022 Landform Pinot Noir is striking, with its medium garnet color and violet hue. Focused aromas of wild strawberry, red licorice, and Bing cherry are featured on the nose, while subtle flavors of violet and spice emerge on the palate. Round, silky tannins create a seamless texture that persists throughout the surprisingly long finish.
- Blend100% Pinot Noir
- AppellationWillamette Valley