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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
St. Innocent Brickhouse Pinot Noir 2001
St. Innocent Brickhouse Pinot Noir 2001
(search item no. 79362)

PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $29.99

Winemaker's Notes:

This is our last and is possibly the best Brickhouse Vineyard Pinot Noir that I have ever made. Its aromas are rich and sweet. The mouth has lovely concentration of fruit with many layered nuances. It has the greatest clarity of its signature red and black raspberries in this vintage. The spice aromas are mixed with hints of allspice and cloves. This wine has the most Burgundian nose of any of my Pinot Noirs. I expect the 2001 Brickhouse Vineyard Pinot Noir to peak at 6-8 years.
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About St. Innocent Winery:

St. Innocent Winery was founded in May 1988 by Mark Vlossak, the current winemaker and president, and eight investors. Ten tons of grapes were crushed the first fall, producing 396 cases of still and 176 cases of sparkling wine. Production increased to our full capacity of 6800 cases in 2004. The winery is located in Salem, Oregon, at the southeast corner of the Eola Hills, in the mid-Willamette valley.

St. Innocent produces small lot, handmade wines: seven single vineyard Pinot noirs and a blended Pinot noir called the Villages Cuvée, two Chardonnay from Dijon clone plantings, two Pinot gris, and a Pinot blanc.

The philosophy behind the winemaking at St Innocent is that the function of wine is to complement and extend the pleasure of a meal. The characteristics of a wine should enhance different food and flavor combinations - this interaction amplifies the pleasure of a meal. To this end, St. Innocent wines tend toward higher acid levels, and more diverse and balanced flavors.