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Illahe Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2021
United States
Oregon - United States
  • S$80.00

Wine Type: Red Wine
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2021
Aging Potential: Ready to drink
Serving Temperature: 14 °C
Alcohol Level: 14%
Country: USA
Region: Oregon, Willamette Valley

The 2021 vintage was nearly a perfect vintage, and whatever complaints we had about bloom have been completely forgotten with this year’s frost. We had a delightful fall with slightly lower-than-normal yield, a great crew, and smooth native fermentations. As usual we brought in fruit from Ash Creek, but we also added new fruit from Pauline Vineyard near Monmouth, some of which went into the higher blends. The Willamette Valley is 10% new oak this vintage. We keep fermentation temperatures down to create a light, classic pinot with a strong acid backbon.
As you would expect, this one has cherry, strawberry, and plum, cola, graham cracker, and black tea. We find other interesting notes in the corners, including nectarine, white pepper, rosemary, and pea pod. It’s 25% whole cluster.
  • Deep ruby
  • Aromas of Blueberry compote, kolanut, dried cranberry, graphite
  • Flavors of tamarind paste, violet, quince, thai basil and cedar chest. This wine finishes with more fruit, a little baking spice, silky tannins and a warm hug.
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