$65.00 per bottle
13.75% Alc. by volume
200 cases produced
This is a special bottling to commemorate the birth of our daughter, Una Francesca. It is a much darker, deeper, richer take on Oregon Pinot Noir. The wine is filled with earth and ripe black cherry. The finish is long and savory.
The Willamette Valley has an amazingly diverse Pinot Noir culture. We are very proud that our wines are born here. Through conscious farming, low yields and carefully not over-handling the fruit in the winery we make wines that have been described as being very “Oregon,” but at the same time very “Old World.”
2009 is a vintage that is easy to love in its youth, but also has the structure for cellaring 10-15 years.
- Ribbon Ridge AVA
- Clones: Pommard and 777
- Yields are approximately 2 tons per acre
- The predominant soil type has long been considered Willakenzie clay loam, though more recent surveys indicate a variety of clay loam soils on Ribbon Ridge, with six related soil types found in Ribbon Ridge Vineyards.
- Slow, cool fermentations carried out by indigenous yeast in small, open topped vats. 30% of the fruit is whole cluster. After fermentation is complete, the free-run juice is transferred to French oak barrels where the wine develops for at least one year before bottling.
- 12 months of bottle age before release