2017 SUNU

The profoundly delicate Pinot Noir finds a rare and superlative home in the northern hills of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. This is the former floor of the Pacific Ocean, holding marine sediment deposited over millennia amongst a tangled maze of creases and folds in the Earth. The vines planted here exhibit a diverse range of intense expressions…Pinot Noir that embodies the essence of that magical marriage of site and grape which us back to explore it again and again.

I suspect the 2017 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley will be a terrific value and it certainly shows the quality present in all these new releases. Spice, garrigue, forest floor, and earth black cherry and blackberry fruits give way to a medium-bodied Pinot Noir that has a layered, rounded texture, plenty of freshness and elegance, and a great finish." 93 pts, Jeb Dunnuck

Full Specifications

  • Alcohol %: 13.9
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Appellation: Willamette Valley
  • Clone: Dijon Clones 115, 667 and 777, Pommard, Wädenswil clones 1A and 2A
  • Cases Produced: 475
  • Winemaker: Louis Skinner

Why Oregon Pinot Noir?

A delicate and profound Pinot Noir that embodies the essence of that magical marriage of site and grape.

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