Evesham Wood Pinot Noir 2018, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Vineyards such as Eola Springs, Illahe and Mahonia, who Evesham Wood has been working with for decades, make up the bulk of the blend, and 2017 included 2 new vineyards (Prophet in EAH and Azana in Chehalem Mountains). The grapes are fermented in small lots and punched down twice a day. Bright and aromatic with red cherry, sour cherry and spice moving to riper mouth-filing fruit with juicy acid and a succulance on the finish. The label features a subtle and elegant emblem of spring in the Willamette Valley – the Pacific Dogwood flower. This noble tree represents one facet of Oregon’s rich natural heritage that deserves to be protected by responsible land management practices.