Pinot Noir

Rainstorm Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

750 ML

$17.49

Product Description

When people think of Oregon, they immediately think of rain. What they might not realize is that it doesnt rain year-round here. (In fact, not one city in Oregon even makes the top-30 list for average rainfall in the US!) Okay, we admit that while it does drizzle in the early and late months of the year, our gorgeous, temperate summers across our sylvan state make up for the grey days of fall and winter. And with such a diversity of climates throughout Oregonfrom dramatic seascapes to lush rainforests to high desertsthe varied landscape gives our state many unique qualities. To craft our wonderfully balanced Rainstorm Pinot Noir, we take advantage of our diverse landscape by selecting grapes from our vineyards in the Willamette and Umpqua Valleys. With its cool, mild climate, the Willamette Valley of northern Oregon produces Pinot Noirs with an earthy, elegant style and complex flavors and subtlety. The hotter and drier climate in the southern Oregons Umpqua Valley region produces Pinot Noirs bursting with brilliant, ripe, rich fruit flavors. By creating a 50/50 blend of these two wine regions, weve crafted an Oregon Pinot Noir that reflects the dynamic diversity of our very green (and sometimes very wet) state. The result: Rainstorm Pinot Noir is a perfect harmony. We harvest our Pinot Noir grapes at about 22.5 Brix and then gently destem them before the maceration phase. Our macerations thats when the skin comes in contact with the juice and when we extract color and tannins are brief (usually about a week, to avoid harsh tannic flavors). The maceration ends with pressing and a full malolactic fermentation. After a rough filtration, the wine is put in contact with oak for at least 12 months. The resulting wine is fruit-forward, soft and elegant with rosehip aromas and flavors of bright cherry and pomegranate.

Details

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Region: Oregon

Region Description:

This state’s strict wine laws demand that variety wines must contain at least 90% of the named grape (except for Cabernet Sauvignon). The region’s cool climate comes from its proximity to the Pacific and its primary grapes are Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The latter wine is usually medium bodied, with aromas reminiscent of pears and apples and a surprising depth and complexity. Oregon Pinot Gris is a great food wine, and works especially well with seafood and salmon. Pinot Noir is a more expensive wine here, but that is because it can be such a difficult grape to grow that yields are inevitably low. The best Oregon Pinot Noirs are balanced, fruity and full.