2016 Eola-Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir
Eola-Springs sits on the west side of the appellation, exposed to the Van Duzer Corridor’s winds, but situated low enough on the hill to not be obliterated. The vineyard was planted in 1972 to Pommard and Dijon clones, oriented to the southwest at 340 feet elevation. The soils are a combination of sedimentary (Nekia) and volcanic (Jory).
100% Pinot Noir
EOLA-SPRINGS VINEYARD - Eola-Amity Hills AVA)
LIVE certified, farmed sustainably, purchased recently by Judy Jordan (formerly of J in California). Notorious for its spicy, red/black fruit with lots of power, and as Adam says, “totally sexy.”
GROWER/OWNER - Owned by Judy Jordan's Capra Company and farmed by Lauren Eisold of Atlas Vineyard Management in collaboration with Capra’s farming team of Alex Moeller & Scott Zappotocky
SOIL TYPE - Jory
CLONE SELECTION - Pommard (old vines)
VINE AGE - Planted in 1972
VINEYARD SIZE - Total of 113 acres, Averæn contracts a 1.8-acre block called North Dumb Ox Block
ASPECT/ELEVATION - Southwest facing at 340’ elevation
Native yeast fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel with 50% stem inclusion. 12 months aging in French oak - 50% new, 25% second use, 25% neutral - Remond barrels.
PRESS | 93 POINTS
“Spice-tinged black raspberry and cherry scents are complicated by hints of cola, pungent flowers and smoky minerals. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering energetic red and dark berry and vanilla flavors along with suggestions of rose pastille and blood orange that add complexity. Concentrated but vibrant and precise in character, delivering strong finishing thrust, interwoven tannins and excellent, floral-driven persistence.” - Josh Raynolds, Vinous
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