2017 PINOT NOIR
The Wine Formerly Known as Prince
VINEYARD | prince hill
BLOCKs | 3 (Coury Selection), 4 (95 Erath Selection)
cloneS | 53% 95, 47% Coury
APPELLATION | dundee hills
WINEMAKER | Erin Miller
HARVEST DATES | SEPTEMBER 28–october 9, 2017
BOTTLING | march 2019
ALCOHOL | 13.6%
PRODUCTION | 60 BOTTLES / 5 cases
The 2017 Prince Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir from Twomey Cellars is a herald of the Dundee Hills. Born from the vision and vineyard of Oregon's wine pioneer, Dick Erath, this unique expression of Pinot noir has depth that resonates with spiced floral aromatics and reserved blue fruit. The wine’s well-knit tannins are the result of 18 months in 100% French oak. Generous use of 30% whole clusters during primary fermentation gives the wine an earthy, organic character.
Founded in 1999 by the Duncan family of Silver Oak, Twomey Cellars combines a philosophy of continuous improvement with experience and a sense of place. It’s driven by continued exploration of expressive Pinot noir sites from Central California to Willamette Valley that yield exceptional American wines.
In 2017, the Duncan family purchased Prince Hill Vineyard from Dick Erath. The 40-acre vineyard in the Dundee Hills of the Willamette Valley produces some of the most exciting Pinot noir for Twomey.