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2019 Bois Joli Vineyard Pinot Noir

Owned by former forestry professor Barbara Bond and her architect partner Rob Kistler, Bois Joli is an uber-sustainably farmed vineyard perched high up on the West (Amity) side of the Eola-Amity Hills. This property, where you will often find sheep wandering the vineyard rows, among the lumbering live oaks (300+ years old), and Douglas fir forest, offers a delicateness that we don’t see in our other sites in this region - perfumed and lithe, supremely elegant.

BLEND | 100% Pinot Noir

VINEYARDS |BOIS JOLI VINEYARD - Eola-Amity Hills
Farmed sustainably using uncertified bio/organic preparations and sheep (!!). Perched high up on the West (Amity) side of the Eola-Amity Hills, this property will offer us a delicateness that we don't see in our other sites in this region. Perfumed and lithe, some welcome elegance in our muscular vineyard program

GROWER/OWNER - Barbara Bond & Rob Kistler
SOIL TYPE - Jory and WillaKenzie series
VINE AGE / CLONES - Planted in 1982 - own rooted Pommard
VINEYARD SIZE - Total of thirty-five acres, nine planted to grapes, Averæn contracts about two acres
ASPECT / ELEVATION - Southwest facing at 720’ elevation (one of the highest in the AVA)

WINEMAKING | Native yeast fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel - 100% destemmed. 14 months in François Frères barrels - 50% new

PRESS | 92 POINTS VIN
“Saturated red. A fragrant bouquet evokes ripe raspberry, kirsch, candied rose and smoky minerals, plus a hint of mocha in the background. Sweet, seamless and pliant in texture, showing very good energy to the juicy red and dark berry, spicecake and bitter chocolate flavors. Closes lively and long, with fine-grained tannins adding shape and discreet grip.” - Josh Raynolds

PRESS | 91 POINTS WE
“The scents and flavors are almost ethereal, yet the foundation of this wine is sturdy and even muscular. The pretty wild berry fruit is lightly spicy and brings a cleansing minerality as it rolls across the palate. It’s a juicy wine that finishes with the herbal grace notes that reflect careful sustainable vineyard practices.”

TASTING NOTES
Bois Joli is one of those wines that tastes and smells just like the vineyard site - in this case charming, airy, and woodsy. Bright raspberry and tart cherry fruit aromas and flavors with lively floral and herbal notes. The wine shows the supreme elegance of Pinot Noir.

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