2018 Mon Amie, Pinot Noir

2018 Mon Amie, Pinot Noir

Carbonic Pinot Noir from Oregon

Willamette Valley

You might be surprised to see Oregon Pinot listed in our wines. Well, here's the story.... Andy Young of St. Reginald Parish and Jared got to talking one day and decided it would be fun to trade fruit. Mourvèdre from California and Pinot Noir from Oregon. Both were making wines, appreciated by the other winemaker, and wanted to see what they could do with some new terroir. So, the plan was set in motion, and each trucked fruit across state lines using the C02 from loads of dry ice to keep the grapes chilled and protected. With carbonic maceration, it is fruity, juicy, and undeniably fun. You'll have to follow St. Reginald Parish to see what he's done with the Mourvèdre. Maybe next year we release a two pack?

Tasting Note:

A rich and fruity bouquet with a lightly floral aromatic. Red fruit reigns supreme in this wine. The mid-weight palate features textural rose petal, cherry and pomegranate notes. A lovely delicate wine with an intriguing perfumed persistence.

  • Appellation: Willamette Valley
  • Vineyard: Mason Ridge
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Age: Planted 2003
  • Elevation: 740 ft.
  • Soil: Loess
  • Harvested: Oct 10, 2018
  • Pressed: Oct 22, 2018
  • Fermentations: Carbonic on stainless
  • Maceration: Partial carbonic for 10 days
  • Barrel aging: 3.5 months
  • Bottled: February 19, 2019
  • Production: 48 cases
  • Release date: Spring 2019

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