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2016 PINOT NOIR

Barrel and Foot
VINEYARD |
zena crown ESTATE
blocks | Zena East Block 1, Block 12
clone | pommard
APPELLATION | EOLA-AMITY HILLS
WINEMAKER | shane moore
HARVEST DATE | SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
BOTTLING | march 23, 2018
ALCOHOL | 14.1%
PRODUCTION |  5 cases

 
 

The Wine

This unique wine represents the lengths our team will go to in the cellar to produce the most profound wines possible. It is a 50/50 blend of Zena East Block 1 Pommard clone, which was fermented as a 100% whole cluster lot and foot trodden for cap management, and Zena East Block 12 Pommard clone destemmed and fermented in small barriques with one head removed. Extremely limited quantities of both of these wines were produced, and the creation of a small auction blend using both components is the only possible way to make a wine such as this available.

The Winery

Zena Crown Vineyard, located at the southern end of the Eola-Amity Hills appellation in the Willamette Valley, comprises 115 acres of vines and 48 vineyard blocks. From it, winemaker Shane Moore and consulting winemaker Tony Rynders produce four Pinot noir winesone for each season, to capture the vineyard’s changing moods and expressions just as if it were a living, breathing thing. Volcanic soils help maintain aromatic lift, climate keeps acidity buoyant, and the punishing winds rushing through the adjacent Van Duzer Corridor add an overcoat of structured tannin.

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