2017 PINOT NOIR
VINEYARD | Saffron Fields
clone | Pommard, WÄdenswil, Dijon 777, 115
APPELLATION | Yamhill-Carlton
WINEMAKER | Tony Rynders
HARVEST DATEs | October 1–7, 2017
BOTTLING | March 4, 2019
ALCOHOL | 13.9%
PRODUCTION | 60 BOTTLES / 5 cases
Everybody needs Good Karma; it’s the difference between a good wine and that memorable one. Using all estate fruit, we follow minimalist winemaking practices resulting in wines that showcase our vineyard site with its coarse-grained marine sedimentary soils. Whole-cluster ferments add balance, texture and length. Made mainly from the Pommard Clone, from our favorite block, this wine has elegant perfumed aromas followed by black cherry, black berry and cola flavors merging with soft tannins. The finish is long with citrus, cinnamon, black pepper and a myriad of spice notes.
Saffron Fields Vineyard is owned by two chemical engineers, Angela Summers and Sanjeev Lahoti, who came to Oregon along with their two Yorkies for the love of Pinot noir. They bought a grass seed farm near the town of Yamhill, planted the vineyard and have been making wine since 2010. The vineyard is named after the saffron colors of the vineyard after harvest and the purity and serenity it represents.
The wines are made by Tony Rynders. Angela and Sanjeev have incorporated their love for gardening and art at the winery with a Japanese garden, orchard and contemporary art collection. Good Karma is a reward that you can only give yourself. Angela and Sanjeev, the owners at Saffron Fields, believe it was good karma that enabled them to find the Saffron Fields Vineyard site and to find willing mentors in the wine industry who have become good friends. They view Oregon Pinot noir as a great journey that brings them tremendous happiness and joy.