Purple Hands Stoller Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
The 2016 vintage had a warm spring with record-breaking heat units in April and May. This transitioned into the their earliest harvest date on record. Lower elevation Dundee Hills started to pick the end of the second week of August, and their last fruit was in the door September 16th. The summer wasn't overly warm, though just warm enough to keep the vines moving forward, developing into a beautiful growing season and harvest. You will see the wines balanced and rich in a traditional Purple Hands Style. notes of black cherry, raspberry, milk chocolate, rich cherry, coffee, chocolate toffee, dense caramel, high tones of ripe watermelon, cotton candy and clove.
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Home of the first Pinot noir vineyard of the Willamette Valley, planted by David Lett of Eyrie Vineyard in 1966, today the Dundee Hills AVA remains the most densely planted AVA in the valley (and state). To its north sits the Chehalem Valley and to its south, runs the Willamette River. Within the region’s 12,500 acres, about 1,700 are planted to vine on predominantly basalt-based, volcanic, Jory soil.