2017 PINOT NOIR
Omne Trium Perfectum
VINEYARD | WILLAKENZIE ESTATE
blocks | Aliette, Kiana, Triple Black Slopes
clones | Dijon 667, Dijon 943, WÄdenswil 2A
APPELLATION | YAMHILL-CARLTON
WINEMAKERs | Erik Kramer and alex nichols
HARVEST DATES | SEPTEMBER 25–october 7, 2017
BOTTLING | APRIL 1, 2019
ALCOHOL | 14.5%
PRODUCTION | 60 bottles / 5 cases
Omne Trium Perfectum. Everything that comes in threes is perfect—more complete, more satisfying, more memorable. Our favorite books, movies and songs have three things in common: a great beginning, middle and end. Like an exciting story, a complete wine should delight at each point: start, evolution and finish.
Blending and sharing a wine can be like telling a story, and this story about WillaKenzie Estate is told through the 2017 Omne Trium Perfectum. The WillaKenzie Estate has over 40 parcels of Pinot noir; only three of them were selected for this unique blend. These three blocks, composed of three clones, were harvested on three separate days between late September and early October.
In the cellar, each parcel was managed, fermented and aged separately to help it achieve its full flavor and textural potential. Our winemakers tasted through multiple variations before identifying and assembling the most perfect and compelling blend. Blended together, these three separate wines work harmoniously to create an integrated whole, much greater than the sum of its individual parts.
Named after the soil on which our vines are planted, WillaKenzie Estate is a picturesque 420-acre winery, nestled in the rolling hills of the Northern Willamette Valley. Since breaking ground in 1992, we've been sustainably growing Pinot noir and Chardonnay as well as other cool-climate varieties. The range of aspect, elevation, slope and vine selection within our estate enable us to bottle seven single-vineyard expressions of Pinot noir from a single contiguous property. Winemaker Erik Kramer and his team strive to produce texturally driven wines of finesse, balance and intensity that respect the clarity of fruit grown at our estate.