2018 Guadalupe Pinot Noir

2018 Guadalupe Pinot Noir

Winemaker’s Notes:
The 2018 Guadalupe Pinot Noir exhibits a beautiful ruby color that fills the glass. Aromas bound from the glass showcasing the beauty and elegance of the vineyard. Violets, rose petals, and Bing Cherries are the primary aromas, while earthen notes carry the well rounded palate of this wine. Tart cherry, grapefruit and citrus provide keep this wine lively and energetic.
 
Technical Notes:
Harvest date: 9/25/2018
Brix: 24º
pH: 3.63
Alcohol: 13.9%
RS: 0.26g/L
AVA: Dundee Hills
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Aging: 11 Months
New Oak: 40%
Skin contact: 10 days
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$52.00 per Bottle
 

Other Notes

The past four vintages in the Willamette Valley have been the hottest on record, with higher sugar levels in the berries adding powerful fruit flavors to the resulting wines. 2018 began with a mild winter that trailed into a wet and cooler than normal spring. The cool and damp spring meant bud break was going to be slightly tardy, happening in late April rather than early April. As summer temperatures began to rise bloom and verasion happened quickly, speeding the growth of the vines considerably. Consistent above average heat throughout the summer, paired with dryer than normal conditions meant long growing days for the vines. Summer evening temperatures dipped in the mid 50s to allow vines much needed to rest and concentrate energy into developing fruit. After a long, hot summer, autumn provided a much needed cool down. Prolonged cool dry days throughout September meant longer hang time and controlled harvests dates. All signs point to another spectacular Willamette Valley harvest. Wines will be full-bodied, lush, juicy, and packed with fruit flavors that fill the glass. These will be wines that are full of life while they are young and will develop into stunning wines to age in the cellar.
Vintage 2018
Size 750 ml