Johan 2009 Estate Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Grown, Produced And Hand-Picked
AVA: Willamette Valley, Oregon.
Terrior: Van Duzer Corridor. Soils are marine sedimentary, primarily Helvetia and Santiam.
Vineyard Elevation: 180 to 380 feet.
Farming Practices: Organic and Biodynamic®
“This Pinot noir was made from the winemakers’ selection of estate grown fruit. The grapes were fermented (both primary and malolactic) using exclusively native yeast, with approximately 42% whole-cluster. The wine was aged for 11 months in 100% French oak barrels; 32% were new. In line with the goals of Johan Vineyards, this Pinot Noir is made in a classic style, with a focus on balance, complexity and elegance. It clearly represents the character.”
ONLY 1033 Cases Made!
Geeky Fact: pH: 3.86=SMOOTH
Johan Vineyards ’09 Estate Pinot Noir displays vivacious aromas of bright red fruit – raspberries and cherries, with a hint of earth and spice and a little white pepper on the finish. I loved the silky, creamy mouthfeel. Lush, round and really well balanced, this is a fine example of an elegant Pinot Noir. We all absolutely loved it.
|Ruby color with a charcoal cast. Aromas of raspberry, pressed flowers, fruit cocktail, and earth with a supple fruity-yet-dry medium body a juicy, sour cherry, tomato, and praline accented finish. Very balanced and table friendly.|
WORLD WINE CHAMPIONSHIPS AWARD: Silver Medal
RATING: 89 points (Highly Recommended)
The cooling influence of the Van Duzer corridor during a hot summer and Daniel Rinke’s deft winemaking with the estate site in Rickreall, Ore., shows in this superbly balanced Pinot Noir. Lovely floral aromas of violet, lavender and lilac include raspberry and Montmorency cherry. The drink carries more of the cherry and raspberry along with strawberry jam and fresh cranberry. Its low alcohol profile makes this delicious with pheasant or pork.
By Great Northwest Wine on June 18, 2013
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