Oak Knoll Pinot Noir 1997

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Price: $12.39 $9.99
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Item No. 10448

Winemaker's Notes

The size, shape, and design of our Pinot Noir fermentors contribute to maximizing the extraction of aroma and flavor components from the grapes without sacrificing delicacy and finesse. The warm fermentation temperatures we strive for are easier to obtain and control in a closed top system. Prolonged skin contact is utilized since carbon dioxide naturally blankets the must in this controlled environment with the goal being to soften grape tannins and enhance the wine's texture and overall sense of balance.

Learn About Oak Knoll

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.

Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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