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A lovely spring led into a temperate summer with only one significant heat event which happened strangely early in the season. Lots of bright, clear, sunny days. No forest fires of note. Everything was progressing along just as it should. We were scheduled for another early harvest (which I should probably just stop saying as every harvest since 2012 has been an early harvest by historical standards). Then, for around two weeks, we experienced a series of days with intermittent showers and rains. Nothing calamitous like 2013, just the sort of on again off again stuff that is not terribly uncommon out here except for being unusual the last week of August/first week of September. It’s also something that if you recall the vintages of the 90s and 2005-2011 this type of weather isn’t really that big a deal. The reality is that farming here in the Willamette Valley has become so good in recent years that it takes a bit more than some showers spread out across a couple of weeks to do much more than get your grapes wet.
That said, I have had many people ask me with trepidation, “Are the 2019 wines going to be okay?” Um, yes. If you are believing your internal voice you should stop doing so in this instance. The wines are full, sound, densely fruited, structured and quite beautiful. If any impact was noticeable it was that, in general, after the early part of September there was very little rise in the brix. Stuff sort of leveled off at around 22-ish brix depending on the site. That is wheelhouse (around 13% alcohol) for Pinot Noir.
These are beautiful wines that are bound to surprise and then more than please. – Jim Anderson, winemaker
We will blend, in equal portions, wine from our sections of Coury Clone at Freedom Hill, Hyland and Corrine Vineyards.
Eleven months in 60 gallon barrels with a variety of ages to them.
Over the years Coury Clone has become an increasingly important part of our line-up of vineyard designated wines as we produce distinct bottlings from Freedom Hill and Hyland Vineyard. In 2017 we added a section of Coury Clone from Olenik Vineyard (now Corrine Vineyard) and in the spring of 2019 we grafted over 1.25 acres in our Estate Vineyard to this fascinating and delicious clone of Pinot Noir.
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