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2014 Eileen Vineyard Pinot Noir

2014 Eileen Vineyard Pinot Noir

The first fruit to be picked from Eileen vineyard came from the 777 block of Pinot Noir on September 14, 2014 and was picked at a ripe 24.6 degrees Brix.  Just thirteen days later, on September 27th, the last of Eileen Vineyard was picked from the highest blocks of Wädenswil Pinot Noir at 24.5 degrees Brix. 

The 2014 Eileen Vineyard is a forty-one barrel blend from some of the favorite lots from the vineyard.  The overall blend is composed of five clones of Pinot Noir:  37% 777; 27% Pommard; 18% 114; 13% 115; and 5% Wädenswil.  The wine has an enticing aroma of a complex blend of spices including cinnamon, clove, anise seed, ginger root, nutmeg and turmeric reminiscent of South Asian cuisine.  On the palate, it exudes bright red fruits, has great balance and a good weight to the mid-palate with soft, tannins that in short time will integrate beautifully.  This wine has tremendous structure and the distinct ability to age gracefully over a period of 10 – 12 years or more. 

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Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley
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