Oak Knoll Pinot Noir 1999

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

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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.

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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