Westrey Wine Company

Growing Premium Oregon Wines for Over Twenty Years

Pinot noir, Pinot gris and Chardonnay grown and crafted by winemakers David Autrey and Amy Wesselman in Oregon's Willamette Valley.

2012 Willamette Valley Reserve Pinot Noir

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2012 Willamette Valley Reserve Pinot Noir

36.00

2012 Willamette Valley Reserve Pinot Noir
The Reserve barrels were carefully chosen for their expression of their vineyard of origin and their aging potential.  In 2012 the wine started in the vineyard. Even with the strain of a long dry spell, one block of Dijon 667 stood out. Five barrels from this block were blended with two barrels of the old-vine Pommard and two barrels from our 777 block. The wine displays intense black raspberry, red current, and spice aromas.  These aromas are complemented by hints of black currents, vanilla sweetness, coffee from the oak, and a predominant floral character.  On the palate the wine is mouth-filling and supple, possessing rich fruit and enough acidity in the long finish to make a balanced and complete wine.  At harvest the individual lots were given an approximately five-day cold-soak prior to fermentation.  Each lot fermented separately with a combination of indigenous yeast and a commercial yeast imported from Burgundy.  The fermentation lasted an average of 18 days for each, and pressing occurred at dryness.  At pressing, the wine was sent directly to barrel to maintain a maximum amount of lees.  There it completed an indigenous malo-lactic fermentation.  In May it received an inert gas racking from barrel to barrel.  The finished wine was bottled in late April 2014, without fining or filtration, to allow the wine’s character to fully show through.  The 2012 blend was aged in 30% new wood and 10% one-year old, with the balance coming from neutral wood. $36/bottle; 367.20/case.

Finished wine pH: 3.52
T.A.: 6.10 g/l
Alcohol: 13.4%
243 cases & 6 cases of magnums produced

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