Expression 44° Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir 2008 Front Label
Expression 44° Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir 2008 Front Label

Expression 44° Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir 2008

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750ML / 13.9% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

The Eola-Amity Hills AVA, which is located within the Willamette Valley, is home to many of Oregon's finest Pinot Noir vineyards. During the growing season, ocean breezes push through the Van Duzer corridor in the Coastal Range maintaining a consistently cool climate that is the hallmark of all great Pinot Noir winegrowing regions. This climate, combined with the shallow, well-drained volcanic soils of the Willakenzie and Nekia soil series that dominate this area, are the primary reasons this viticultural area is emerging as one of the top winegrowing regions in North America.

Winemaker Notes Moderate crop levels combined with a warm growing season typified the 2008 vintage in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA of the Willamette Valley, and resulted in superb fruit quality at harvest. Winemaking began with cluster sorting and destemming, after which secondarily sorted whole berries underwent a prolonged cold soak, followed by gentle fermentation in small batches. The resulting wine lots demonstrated diverse personalities based on vineyard sites and clonal diversity; these qualities revealed themselves further during 11 months of barrel aging in French oak barrels. Reductive winemaking techniques helped further define and sculpt these wines. The final blend is representative of the spirit of the AVA, with complex aromas and flavors, minerality and plush-textured mouth feel.

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Refined, focused and elegant, weaving a strong mineral note through a chorus of blackberry, raspberry, pepper and floral flavors, mingling effortlessly on the extended finish. Drink now through 2018. 848 cases made.
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Expression, California
ex·pres·sion / (ik-‘spre-shen)
1: an act, process, or instance of representing in a medium
(a): something that manifests, embodies, or symbolizes something else

2: great pinot noir! (see below)

Pinot Noir is notoriously fickle, but can be brilliant when grown in the right terroir. Expression Wines represent a commitment to producing the finest Pinot Noir from the best sub-appellations on the West Coast.

Our vineyards at different latitudes represent different 'Expressions' of great Pinot Noir and our winemaker, Richard Sowalsky, is dedicated to crafting only the best wines from each region. Our winegrowing regions include the Santa Rita Hills (34°), the Sonoma Coast (38°), the Anderson Valley (39°), and the Eola-Amity Hills (44°) of Willamette Valley, Oregon.

Our goal is to showcase both the 'Grand-Cru' vineyards and the terroir of each sub-appellation. Each vintage, we will be bringing to you our finest blends from each latitude as well as small single vineyard designate lots that represent the best of what our vineyards can deliver!

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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 Van Duzer Corridor and assists the maintenance of higher acidity 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.

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MNS53201081_2008 Item# 109035

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