2017 PINOT NOIR
VINEYARD | Filament
CLONES | FIELD BLEND
APPELLATION | EOLA-AMITY HILLS
WINEMAKER | Jerry Murray
HARVEST DATES | OCTOBER 9, 2017
BOTTLING | january 15, 2019
ALCOHOL | 13.8%
PRODUCTION | 60 bottles / 5 cases
Sourced exclusively from Filament Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills, 99 Points is picked and spontaneously fermented as a field blend of clones. This diversity results in a wine with tremendous range in flavor and texture. Its inherent complexity is supported by just 33% new French oak. The wine is an exploration of winemaker Jerry Murray’s ideas on structure, place, duality and the creative process. 99 Points is at the same time a statement of the absurdity of “perfection” and a justification of its relentless pursuit.
Wine is more than grapes transmuted by yeast. It results from of the intentional application of ideas by people. With our 2019 Auction wine, 99 Points 2017 Pinot Noir, we honor the human contribution to wine by exploring the ideas held by the winemaker. PROJECT M has been publishing these ideas—99 of them—beginning December 27th in a countdown to the Auction. Follow along at projectmwines.com, on Facebook at @projectmwines and @projectmwines on Instagram.
PROJECT M is the vision of Meg and Jerry Murray. We are committed to obsessing over details that will go unnoticed by most but delight the few. At PROJECT M tradition and trend are embraced and ignored equally. With more than 20 years of winemaking experience we are committed to applying our finely honed craft to each unique and individual vineyard, block and barrel. We are driven by the need to eliminate the space between what is and what could be. Our Pinot noirs, Rieslings and Chardonnay are a pursuit of the virtues of purity and precision.