2014 EC "Walnut HIll Cuvee" Pinot Noir

The fruit for this bottling came from two vineyards located in a section of the Eola-Amity Hills known as Walnut Hill. The vineyards, Jessie James Vineyard and Farrar Vineyard, are adjacent to each other and both are southeast facing with very ancient, weathered volcanic soils. They are quite high in elevation, and as a result had the advantage of ripening a bit more slowly than some vineyards located at lower elevations. Both are composed entirely from the Pommard clone of Pinot Noir. In 2014, the vineyards were harvested on October 4th, and 5th. We harvested only fully ripened, healthy fruit, allowing us to make this incredible wine. In the winery, the fruit was destemmed, fermented, pressed, allowed to settle, and then transferred to French oak barrels—twelve in all--where the wine aged for thirteen months. 303 cases were produced.