2021 Lazy River Vineyard

2021 Lazy River Vineyard

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Nestled on the edge of a tree-capped promontory in the northern reaches of the foothills, Lazy River is a study in juxtaposition; south-facing yet much more sheltered than the surrounding ridges.  It sits 400 feet above sea level atop a rare convergence of both marine sediment and volcanic soil.   These moderating influences create a unique combination of depth and earthy richness. 

"The 2021 Pinot Noir Lazy River saw the standard one-third whole clusters and offers a spicy, smoky, almost meaty profile in its red and black fruits, caramelized orange, violets, and Asian spices. Gorgeous on the palate as well, this medium to full-bodied, seamless, exotic Pinot Noir is going to drink nicely right out of the gate."

93-95 pts, Jeb Dunnuck 6/2023

100% Pinot Noir, Single Vineyard Production


Open Top Fermentation

33% Whole Cluster Fermentation

25% New French Oak

Aged 16 Months 

SUNU Pinot Noir, Oregon ‘Lazy River’ 2021

"Showcasing a light ruby and brick core with a watery rim, it almost looks like a darker style of Rosé in the glass. Toasted spice and fresh red fruit mix with flavors of crushed sage and Blood orange zest. Lean and mineral-driven, the tannins are sweet and integrated, while the perfect levels of acidity balance the peppery and fruity finish."

93-95 pts, barrel scores, 06/2023, Jeb Dunnuck

Full Specifications

  • Alcohol %: 13.4
  • Vintage: 2021
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Appellation: Yamhill-Carlton
  • Vineyard: Lazy River
  • Clone: Wädenswil 1A
  • Cases Produced: 45 cases
  • Aging: 16 months
  • Winemaker: Louis Skinner
  • Region: Oregon
  • Producer: Betz Family of Wines
  • Type: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Harvest Date: 2021

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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