- Vintage: 2014
- Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
- AVAs: Chehalem Mountains
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- Cases: 141
- Aging: 10 months in 100% neutral barrels
- Harvest Dates: 9/26/14
- Bottling Date: 7/29/15
- Release Date: Spring 2017
With each of our single vineyard wines at Scott Paul, we take a purposefully simple approach to our winemaking.
During fermentation, we gently work the wine by pumping it over the top of its skins. This ensures a gentle extraction of tannin and imparts an element of length and structure. We couple this practice with a soft punch-down of the fruit that allows us to control the amount of extraction.
Knowing that Mother Nature gives us a new set of challenges each year, we’re always open to adjusting our winemaking technique to ensure that we have the purest expression from the vineyard and accurately portray the vintage in our wine. Each vintage is different. The same winemaking recipe doesn’t work for every single year or fruit source.
Dark, ruby red in color. Exotic spices of nutmeg and allspice compliment a mix of red licorice and ripe raspberries. The pallet is poised and then delicately flows to a beautiful, long, juicy finish.