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The 2019 growing season gave us an ideal Oregon vintage. Summer warmth provided great flavors, while the cool fall allowed for us to bring the grapes into the winery with lower alcohol potentials and great acidity while still maintaining very nice concentration. As the wines have aged in the cellar the freshness of the fruit and suppleness of the tannin continues to develop more and more which should make for a great vintage to age for years to come.
Rain Dance Vineyards are dry farmed sustainably using top vineyard practices such as multiple thinning passes to ensure low yields, careful attention to cover cropping, and balanced pruning. Vine by vine composting is one particularly unique approach used to accommodate the owner’s insistence on native tree preservation. 2018 was one of driest springs we’ve experienced, and our dry farmed vines did just fine through the dry spring, summer, and fall. Our attentive farming, and balanced cover cropping strategies were integral to keeping the canopy balanced. Lower fruit set that recent vintages made for better balance on the vines. And a warm, but not hot summer made for a perfect growing season, and a return to the balanced and elegant seasons that Oregon is famous for.
Our 2019 ¡Salud! Cuvée has been delicately aged in a blend of new and neutral French oak. The wine is showing great richness and development early on with alcohol being moderate and acids being delicate. Our 2019 ¡Salud! Cuvée Pinot Noir is displaying beautiful color, and even as a young wine, is exhibiting a rich elegance that aligns with a vintage that should be a great one to cellar age for years to come.
Gentle winemaking with delicate precision. Our grapes are triple hand sorted, paying close attention to every detail.
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