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Evening Land Vineyards Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon
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  • RP90
13.2% ABV
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13.2% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Beautiful deep garnet in color, the nose is filled with bright cherry aromas with floral notes and undertones of earthy forest floor. The palate is broad with lush, with a slightly chalky texture, yet elegant and precise with sustained fruit flavors amongst fine and textured tannins. The wine finishes elegantly – in harmonious fashion.

Critical Acclaim

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W&S 91
Wine & Spirits
The Eola–Amity Hills excels in this sort of smoky, mineral-driven red, a pinot with brooding density. While marked by lavish oak, that doesn’t take away from the vibrancy of its fruit. For the moment it’s exhibiting mostly structure, with a sweetness that will gain complexity in the cellar.
WE 90
Wine Enthusiast
Spicy and peppery from the start, this cool vintage Pinot is decidedly herbal with a pine needle sharpness. The tart, brambly red fruit flavors show medium concentration and fine balance overall.
RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Now that the acreage at Seven Springs is being increased, it was decided that fruit from its younger vines would be combined with that from older vines at Eola Springs to render 1,500 cases of an Evening Land 2011 Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills cuvee that will have annual successors – at least until such time as fruit from the currently young vines on Seven Springs is judged worthy to bear that name. Blueberry and huckleberry inform an ingratiatingly polished palate, their tart edges and berry seed crunchiness vintage-typical, but the overall impression unusually soft and sweetly ripe for a 2011. A savory undertone of meat stock serves for saliva inducement in a lingering finish. Whereas the “blue label” Willamette cuvee received around 20% new oak, this bottling saw only second-year and older barrels.
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Evening Land Vineyards

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Evening Land Vineyards, Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon
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Founded in 2005, Evening Land Vineyards is an ambitious and unique project dedicated to making world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the finest sites in California, Oregon and France. From the storied clay and limestone soils of Burgundy to the Eola-Amity Hills in Oregon, the true Sonoma Coast in Occidental and the western lip of Santa Barbara County's Sta. Rita Hills, Evening Land produces wines imbued with spirit of place.

Eola-Amity Hills

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Running north to south, adjacent to the Willamette River, the Eola-Amity Hills AVA has shallow and well-drained soils created from ancient lava flows (called Jory), marine sediments, rocks and alluvial deposits. These soils force vine roots to dig deep, producing small grapes with great concentration. Like in the McMinnville sub-AVA, cold Pacific air streams in via the VanDuzer corridor and assists the maintenance of higher acidities in its grapes. This great concentration, combined with marked acidity, give the Eola-Amity Hills wines—namely Pinot noir—their distinct character. While the region covers 40,000 acres, no more than 1,400 acres are covered in vine.

Pinot Noir

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One of the most difficult yet rewarding grapes to grow, Pinot Noir is commonly referred to by winemakers as the “heartbreak grape.” However, the greatest red wines of Burgundy prove that it is unquestionably worth the effort. More reflective than most varieties of the land on which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate, requires low yields to achieve high quality, and demands care in the vineyard and lots of attention in the winery. It is an important component of Champagne and the only variety permitted in red Burgundy. Pinot Noir enjoys immense popularity internationally, most notably in Oregon, California, and New Zealand.

In the Glass

Pinot Noir Is all about red fruit—strawberry, raspberry, and cherry. It is relatively pale in color with soft tannins and lively acidity. It ranges in body from very light to the heavier side of medium, typically landing somewhere in the middle—giving it extensive possibilities for food pairing. With age (of which the best examples can handle an astounding amount), it can develop hauntingly beautiful characteristics of fresh earth, autumn leaves, and truffles.

Perfect Pairings

Pinot’s healthy acidity cuts through the oiliness of pink-fleshed fish like salmon, ocean trout, and tuna. Its mild mannered tannins don’t fight with spicy food, and give it enough structure to pair with all sorts of poultry—chicken, quail, and especially duck. As the namesake wine of Boeuf Bourguignon, it can even match with heavier fare. Pinot Noir is also very vegetarian-friendly—most notably with any dish that features mushrooms.

Sommelier Secret

Pinot Noir is dangerously drinkable, highly addictive, and has a bad habit of emptying the wallet. Look for affordable but still delicious examples from Germany (as Spätburgunder), Italy (as Pinot Nero), Chile, New Zealand, and France’s Loire Valley and Alsace regions.

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