2017 Zena Crown Pinot Noir

2017 Zena Crown Pinot Noir

Winemaker’s Notes

Our 2017 Pinot Noir from the Zena Crown Vineyard is a luxurious expression from this historic vineyard. The slope of the site delivers warming favors of huckleberry, caramelized onion, and cranberry. The Nekia soil provides earthy aromas of beetroot, loganberry, and oyster mushroom.

Technical Notes

Harvest: 10/6/2017
Brix: 24.8º
pH: 3.92
New Oak: 40%
Skin Contact: 21 days
Alcohol: 13.6%
Varietal: Pinot Noir
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills

$52.00 per Bottle
 

Vineyard Designation

Zena Crown

Other Notes

The Vintage The past three 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. In 2017 however, we welcome the return of a Classic Oregon Vintage. With more than sufficient rain in the winter, complemented by a healthy snow pack, the 2017 vintage was off to the perfect start. A cool and wet spring then set the stage for a lengthy growing season that kicked o with bud-break closer to the long-term average start time of mid-April. A brief warm period accelerated the arrival of flowering, but June put the brakes on that with a gentle few weeks of cooler temperatures. This allowed for very healthy fruit-set, with the majority of growers reporting more and larger clusters per vine than usual. Véraison arrived quickly as July warmed up and August was the hottest on record in the state. With some careful vineyard management, growers were able to make the most of the heat and ensure healthy acid levels matched by quality tannin's. Cooler temperatures, lower sugars, structured tannin's and mouthwatering acidity all add up to one thing: classic Willamette Valley wines. And with the increased yield for the vintage, it simply means there’s more of it for you to enjoy
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Vintage 2017
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Pinot Noir
Size 750 ml