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Zena Crown Vineyard Slope Pinot Noir 2015

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750ML / 14.4% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

At the Slope, the Zena Crown Vineyard shifts to face primarily south, encouraging perfect ripeness and maximum phenolic development. Symbolizing a dark winter’s night, Slope exhibits flavors of huckleberry, carmelized onion, cranberry, and Jory soil with aromas of beetroot, loganberry, and oyster mushroom. This wine has a personality of a very old soul in a young person’s body and reminds winemaker, Shane Moore, of sledding in fresh snow as a child under a full moon, far away from the nearest house, under the stars and far away from everything.

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RP 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2015 Pinot Noir Slope has a nose of wood smoke, smoked meats, potpourri, black pepper, blackcurrants and black cherries—this is very savory and Syrah-esque! Medium-bodied, it packs in the blue and black fruit layers in the mouth, wonderfully sweet and ripe, with savory/earthy layers of turned earth and pipe tobacco. It's framed by firm, fine, grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing long and sweetly fruited. This is great!
Rating: 93+
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Jackson Family Wines purchased the Zena Crown Vineyard just west of Salem in 2013, marking their first foray into Oregon. With cautious optimism, the desire to remain a harmonious neighbor, and the patience to watch this vineyard’s story slowly unfold, they engaged veteran Willamette Valley winemaker Tony Rynders and passionate Pacific Northwest native Shane Moore to bring Zena Crown Vineyard to life.

Since its third leaf, Zena Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir has been subject to multiple interpretations; it became a sought-after single-vineyard designate for top producers like Beaux Freres, Soter, and Penner-Ash. With the 2013 harvest, however, Zena Crown emerged as a true Oregon domaine. As they adapt to its rhythms and natural oscillations, they seek to explore and manifest the singular voice of this special plot of land, in accordance with the remote and rugged beauty of the 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 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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Thin-skinned, finicky and temperamental, Pinot Noir is also one of the most rewarding grapes to grow and remains a labor of love for some of the greatest vignerons in Burgundy. Fairly adaptable but highly reflective of the environment in which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate and requires low yields to achieve high quality. Outside of France, outstanding examples come from in Oregon, California and throughout specific locations in wine-producing world. Somm Secret—André Tchelistcheff, California’s most influential post-Prohibition winemaker decidedly stayed away from the grape, claiming “God made Cabernet. The Devil made Pinot Noir.”

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