David Hill Estate Pinot Noir 2022, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Our 2022 Estate Pinot Noir showcases a classically cool vintage overall, with a dry and warm early fall, producing fruit with pronounced acid and full ripeness. Elegant and delicate, this wine shows vintage and place, highlighting an earthiness of Oregon forest, bramble and an interplay of black and red fruit. Intentionally made to drink in the present, and for years to come. This Estate Pinot Noir was aged in French Oak foudres for 10 months to give it a fruit forward taste and an elegant oak tannin finish. Aged in neutral French oak for 10 months. In 2022, the vintage in the Willamette and Tualatin Valley AVA’s started classically wet and cool, highlighted by a frightening cold spell and frost in April that reduced and damaged buds across the valley. David Hill experienced no damage, however, due to its location in the valley. Cooler than most areas and behind in the growing stage, the vintage was protected. A cooler growing season overall and a dry late harvest season yielded high acid and full fruit, making for a fully ripe vintage. The conditions of this vintage have created wines that are balanced, with full fruit and bright acid.