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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
Oak Knoll Pinot Noir 1999
Oak Knoll Pinot Noir 1999
(search item no. 55500)

PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $10.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1999 Pinot Noir has a bright ruby appearance and intriguing aromas suggesting black cherries and earth. On the palate the wine is supple and round with integrated flavors of wild strawberry and spice, framed by subtle notes of vanilla and oak. The wine possesses bright, mouthwatering acidity with suggestions of spice, berry, and orange essence in the lingering finish.

Winemaker Notes The 1999 growing season has been coined "the miracle harvest" by Oregon winemakers. A very late bloom and cool summer temperatures spelled potential trouble. Crop thinning in August brought yields down and accelerated ripening. But glorious weather in September and October turned the tables and full maturity was indeed realized, albeit in late October. The wines turned out in "classic" Oregon style with lovely perfumed fruit and spice aromas, almost Burgundian acidity levels, and silky tannins. 1999 has proven to be another outstanding vintage here in Oregon.

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About Oak Knoll Winery:

All four vineyards are located in the northern Willamette Valley to the west and southwest of Portland. Ellis Vineyard is situated on the southern slope of the Chehalem Mountain ridge in Yamhill County. Five Mountains Vineyard and Gemini Vineyard are located in the Chehalem foothills north of Ellis in Washington County. Echo Hill Vineyard is located on Pumpkin Ridge near Helvetia at the most northerly edge of the Willamette Valley appellation.