2017 PINOT NOIR
VINEYARD | Olivia
block | 2
clones | Dijon 114, 115
APPELLATION | Willamette Valley
WINEMAKERS | Alfredo Apolloni and Kevin Green
HARVEST DATES | OCTOBER 10–15, 2017
BOTTLING | march 7, 2019
ALCOHOL | 13.3%
PRODUCTION | 60 BOTTLES / 5 cases
Pinot noir, just like children, needs to be nurtured and cared for, in hopes of someday realizing full potential. We have no doubt our Auction lot, just like its namesake, our daughter Laura Olivia, is all this and more! They both represent the epitome of character and grace. The grapes for this wine were carefully selected from a vineyard block planted 18 years ago (just after Laura was born), on a gentle east-facing slope nestled in the northernmost corner of the Willamette Valley. Our wine offers a distinctive snapshot of a beautiful vintage and is a reflection of winemaking tradition being passed down through generations.
Apolloni Vineyards is a family–owned and operated estate property showcasing cool climate varieties, including Pinot noir, Pinot gris, Pinot blanc and Chardonnay. Alfredo’s winemaking tradition dates back over 150 years, with family vineyards in northern Italy. He and his wife, Laurine, established the vineyard in 1999, so that his children could grow up sharing the adventure. Our vineyard and winery are LIVE Certified, encompassing 45 acres planted on Laurelwood soils, tucked up against the forest with sweeping views of the Coast Range. We strive to produce wines which are distinctive; made with a deft hand and nod to restraint, as an authentic reflection of place and vintage.