2017 PINOT NOIR
VINEYARD | Black Walnut
APPELLATION | Dundee Hills
WINEMAKERs | Felipe Ramirez AND Comte Louis Michel Liger-Belair
HARVEST DATE | SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
BOTTLING | JANUARY 15, 2019
ALCOHOL | 13.5%
PRODUCTION | 60 BOTTLES / 5 cases
Black Walnut has soils composed entirely of red basalt "alterite" which supports wine that is sweet and round from the taste of fresh berries and cherries. At first glance, the soil in Black Walnut seems like deep red topsoil, but a closer examination of the “articulated” area of the vineyard reveals 100 percent oxidized volcanic rock weathered to such a degree that it is on the cusp of becoming, but not yet, soil. The Black Walnut Articulate is .96 acres within 10 acres of planted ground near the crest of the Dundee Hills.
Rose & Arrow Estate is the culminated effort of acclaimed vineyard manager Pedro Para and consulting winemaker Comte Louis Michel Liger-Belair. Felipe Ramirez is the winemaker based in Oregon, working with Pedro and Louis-Michel's vision. The team is led by Ian Lombard, the managing partner. Mark Tarlov, the winery founder, remains as an active partner and leader of Rose & Arrow Estate.