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Oregon, United States

Gregory Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton — 2019

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  • Introduction

    • The Gregory Ranch is a 21-acre vineyard planted on a 100+ acre property in the forested foothills of the coast range in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. The vineyard is surrounded by old-growth Douglas Fir, pine, and large sprawling oak trees. Wild elk and black bear roam the woods, and the forest floor is laced with truffles and mushrooms of all types. Always one of our most robustly earthy and tannic Pinot Noirs.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Yamhill-Carlton
    • Vine Age: 15 years
    • Soil: Willakenzie marine sedimentary sands and clays on sandstone
    • Exposure: South and east-facing at 460 feet
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): September 7-30
  • Vinification

    • 100% whole-cluster fermentation in open-top, temperature-controlled stainless steel fermentation tanks

    • Fermentation: 228L French oak cooperage. > 15% new oak
    • Malolactic: 100% malolactic and alcoholic fermentation (no residual sugars or malic acids)
    • Aging: 12 months élevage in barrel
    • Filtration: Polishing filtration
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
    • Alcohol: 13.3%
  • Tasting Notes

    • An almost neon, dark raspberry color. Introduces itself with a gorgeous floral bouquet and an aromatic panoply of raspberry and strawberry candies, citrusy-lemon or grapefruit, and notes of black tea, sweet loamy earth, and mushroom broth. Silky, smooth, bright, and energetic on the palate. Darker fruited in flavor than in aroma with cherries, blackberries, and red plum. After 15 years working with this terroir, I, along with the Gregory family believe that this is our best effort to date. A very fun Pinot Noir to enjoy now.

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  • Pinot Noir, Gregory Ranch, Yamhill-Carlton — 2019 — Vinous — 93 Points

    Dark, bright-rimmed red. Spice- and earth-tinged red and blue fruit scents show a suave floral overtone. Youthfully taut bitter cherry, blueberry and spice cake flavors flesh out and take a sweeter turn through the back half. Finishes very long and precise, with gently gripping tannins and a resonating cherry flourish.

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