2018 Westmount Pinot Noir

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes

A classic endless summer day welcomed with sweet black cherry, plum, light cranberry, and a hint of spice on the palate. Dusty undertone notes of cocoa powder with flavors of cassis black and red fruit. This warmer vintage offers balanced tannin and great acidity that is made to drink on today’s adventure.

Technical Notes

  • Harvest: 09.30.2018
  • Avg Brix at Harvest: 22.8
  • pH: 3.58
  • Alcohol: 13.8%
  • Aging: 10 Months
  • Grapes: Pinot Noir
  • AVA: Willamette Valley
  • Skin Contact: 18 days

The Vintage

True, Balanced, Energetic 

Spring in Oregon always has plenty of liquid sunshine. By April and
May of 2018, the wet spring had loaded the vineyards with plenty of
water reserves as some warmer days and sunshine began to pepper the
vineyards. Our vines awoke from their winter slumber with bud-break in
late April, and met with welcoming mild and consistent weather.

In the Willamette Valley; the weather remained moderate and dry
throughout the summer months. It became so dry as the summer
progressed that the long, hot conditions began to become an issue for
young vines as not even the cool nights could provide enough relief
when water was needed. For the mature, established vines though, the
ample hours of sun and warm temperatures mixed with cool breezy
night helped shape 2018 in a fabulous vintage with a decent sized crop
but with wonderfully concentrated favors as the vines were stressed just
enough by the heat to produce something magical.With near perfect weather
leading up to the pick, the fruit came in beautifully. Aromatic, fresh and

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