Chapter 24 Fire + Flood The Flood Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
Chapter 24 Fire + Flood The Flood Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front LabelChapter 24 Fire + Flood The Flood Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front Bottle Shot

Chapter 24 Fire + Flood The Flood Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2013

Pinot Noir
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375ML / 12.9% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

A study in terrior in one word, Flood. A vibrant purple, there's a dark cherry thrust to the aroma, adorned by a touch of nori. The flavors are more demonstrative - dark and blue, rippling, pure, saturating, they reach the edge of your mouth the way color reaches the edge of the glass. In its texture the wine is at its most seductive, the purity of fruit held in place by a skidding, gravelly grip.

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W&S 93
Wine & Spirits
The 2013 Flood derives from the Willamette Valley’s ocean-influenced, sedimentary soils. Quiet and firm at the outset, it develops with air, taking on a dark-cherry scent and a tarry depth of flavor. It’s not until it’s been open for two days that the fruit brightens into strawberry accents, becoming fleshy and mouthfilling in its ripeness. This needs time in the bottle to knit; then serve with duck breast.
WS 90
Wine Spectator
Fresh and expressive, with an earthy note providing bass to the soprano character of the raspberry and cherry. Comes together smoothly against nubby tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2019.
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Utilizing the proprietary infusion technique of consulting Burgundian winemaker Louis-Michel Liger-Belair, Chapter 24’s winemaking is more akin to steeping rather than an aggressive extraction process. This does not mean they have reinvented the wheel or discovered some form of secret winemaking technique that hasn’t already been used in Oregon. What they have done, however, is brought together a number of variables which, on their own, don’t contribute great changes, but as a whole, markedly change the direction of a wine’s final destination to more closely resemble the structure of beloved Pinot Noirs. That is, Pinot Noir elegantly crafted for immediate enjoyment, without negating its ability to age impeccably.

Chapter 24 Vineyards was named after the last chapter of Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey. This particular chapter was added long after Homer died. The Greeks continued the tale to satisfy themselves despite the author thinking he was finished after Chapter 23. The mark of a great ending is not what it says about the past, but rather what it promises for the future, and Chapter 23 clearly raised more questions than it answered. In this same spirit, the story of Chapter 24’s wines continues well past the cellar door. Winemaking is just the beginning of the story. The wine may be finished but it is not the end.

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