Firesteed Pinot Noir 1999

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    Our 1999 Pinot Noir echoes the style of previous vintages, by virtue of the gently techniques we continue to employ in the cellar. The grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks with Prisse de Mousse yeast, pressed during the last days of fermentation, and reached as soon as the wine finished malolactic fermentation. Just a touch of oak was used during aging to round out the flavors and enhance complexity. The resulting wine greets the nose with delicious raspberry, cranberry, vanilla and cinnamon, lightly woven with toasty oat and more spice. Good acid contributes to the balance and complements the medium body. The effusive, mouth-filling fruit follows through to the firm finish where the tannins are tactfully expressed.

    Alcohol: 12.5% by volume

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    Firesteed Cellars is located in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley in the Eola Hills region. Through long term contracts, Firesteed sources grapes from all the major viticultural appellations in Oregon including: the Willamette Valley, the Umpqua Valley, the Rogue Valley of western Oregon and the Walla Walla Valley in eastern Oregon, in addition to the 90 acres of vineyards that surround the winery. In 2006 we began to develop our 200 acre Erratic Oaks vineyard just 6 miles west of Rickreall.

    Firesteed Cellars is currently the third largest winery in Oregon and Oregon's largest producer of Pinot Noir.

    The wines of Firesteed Cellars display distinctive varietal character, and consistently 'over deliver' in terms of value for the price. In winemaking we strive to have the fruit character be the "star" of our wines. Firesteed seeks to produce wines that are balanced and elegant with aging potential for the reds.

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    Home of some of the planet’s most amazingly elegant and expressive Pinot noir, the Willamette Valley is a pastoral, mixed landscape of green, bucolic rolling hills, dramatic forestlands and small, independent, friendly wine growers. As a leader in environmental stewardship, the valley has some of the nation’s most protective land use policies, with two-thirds of its vineyards farmed sustainably and over half, organically. While the valley claims a cool, continental climate, and is heavily influenced by the cold, moist winds of the Pacific Ocean, its warm and dry summers allow for the steady, even ripening of Pinot noir.

    The potential of Willamette Valley Pinot noir continues to attract the investment of serious growers and winemakers both locally and from abroad, as naturally the finished wines bring accolades from professionals and enthusiasts. With a range of styles from delicate dried cherry, raspberry and hibiscus to stronger notes of truffle, mocha, plum and spice, a fine Willamette Valley Pinot noir is a perfect expression of both character and grace.

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    CPA05538_1999 Item# 23242

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