The 2019 growing season began with a cold and wet winter with a few mild frost mornings. This was followed by a warmer than average spring with moderate heat spikes. Phenological development was similar to the 2018 vintage in the Willamette Valley, with bud break in mid-April and bloom towards the beginning of June. The 2019 summer hit close to record-breaking precipitation in the Willamette Valley, with high levels of humidity. As harvest began, the cooler temperatures were welcomed, allowing for early flavor development and fully ripe fruit at 21 brix with a perfect amount of acidity. The vintage will be remembered for early rains and for the lowest heat accumulation experienced in the fall in the Willamette Valley since 2007.
GRAN MORAINE ESTATE PINOT NOIR 2019
Sourced from our two estate vineyards in the Yamhill-Carlton sub-AVA, our 2019 Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir has lively acidity, youthful tannins, and a long, dark fruit-driven finish.