2017 Eola-Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir
Eola-Springs Vineyard 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 volcanic Nekia and 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.
GROWER/OWNER - Owned by Judy Jordan's Capra Company
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 in French oak - 50% new Remond & Cavin barrels (228L).
PRESS | 93 POINTS VIN
“Vibrant, mineral-accented red and dark berry scents pick up notes of succulent herbs, Moroccan spices, cola and candied flowers
with air. Juicy, focused and energetic on the palate, offering deeply concentrated black raspberry and cherry cola flavors along with hints of five-spice powder, vanilla and mocha. Closes extremely long and spicy, with resonating fruit character and silky, harmonious tannins.”
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