2016 PINOT NOIR
John F. Abbott
VINEYARD | Abbott Claim
block | pommard
clone | pommard
APPELLATION | YAMHILL-CARLTON
WINEMAKERs | Ken Wright and Alban Debeaulieu
HARVEST DATE | SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
BOTTLING | JUNE 25, 2017
ALCOHOL | 13%
PRODUCTION | 5 cases
On May 27, 1860, New York stage coacher and entrepreneur John F. Abbott filed Donation Land Claim #945 in Oregon. Abbott was awarded 320 acres in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The apex of that original parcel is now known as the Abbott Claim Vineyard. We bottled five cases from the two most distinctive barrels from Abbott Claim’s Pommard block. These vines, planted by Ken Wright in 2000, crest the Savannah Ridge, digging their roots deep into 50-million-year-old fractured sandstone. The natural balance and poised power of this limited bottling display the pedigree of a long-storied land.
The John F. Abbott offering for the 2018 Pinot Noir Auction is 100% Pommard clone of Pinot noir, sourced from single blocks of the Abbott Claim Vineyard. This vineyard is one of six vineyards on the larger Savannah Ridge. All of the fruit is estate and single-vineyard Pommard that typically displays sultry tannin, rich color, savory flavors, purple flower aromas and a voluptuous body.
Angela Estate is a luxury winery that exclusively produces estate, single-vineyard Pinot noir from the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Our winemakers, Ken Wright and Alban Debeaulieu, collaborate with owners Antony and Angela Beck to create professionally respected and highly anticipated vintages of ageworthy, quaffable, collectible Pinot noir.