2017 Joel Gott Oregon Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
We sourced the fruit for this wine from the Eola-Amity Hills and Yamhill-Carlton appellations within Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where ideal growing conditions— similar to those of Burgundy, France—produce world class Pinot Noir. Fruit from the Eola-Amity Hills appellation adds great color, concentration and tannin structure to the wine. The region’s cool climate stresses the vines, creating smaller, more concentrated fruit clusters that yield more complex, flavorful wines. Hillside vineyards planted in the Yamhill-Carlton appellation are on Willakenzie soil, an ancient soil type found only in this area that drains well, allowing for longer hang time and better flavor development.
Our 2017 Oregon Pinot Noir has aromas of black raspberry, pomegranate, strawberries and marionberry with notes of vanilla. On the palate, bright red fruit flavors and acidity lead to soft, velvety tannins with candied cherry and cranberry aromas and subtle vanilla notes on the mid-palate. Sweet, fruit flavors and notes of spice offer a long, elegant finish.