Purple Hands Pinot Noir 2022, Lone Oak Ranch, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Founded in 2005, Purple Hands works passionately to offer an experience of humble luxury – drawn from the details of a deep geologic story, expressed through authentically Oregon Pinot Noir and Chardoonnay. Lone Oak Ranch is a cuvée from seven premier vineyards from five Willamette Valley AVAs: Dundee Hills, Yamhill-Carlton, Ribbon Ridge, Eola-Amity, and Mount Pisgah. This elegant Pinot Noir includes fruit from all of our vineyard-designates. 100% Pinot Noir. Aged 10 months in 5% new French oak, 45% neutral French oak, 50% stainless steel. Winemaking: Purple Hands is a low input, purity-driven winery. Ferments are a mixture of techniques: Pied de Vuce, native yeasts, and some commercial strains as needed. 20% whole cluster for 2022. Skin macerations are vintage-depemdent styles. Wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered to retain the honesty of the vineyard. Tasting notes: Lavender, watermelon, dried cranberry, dried cherry, liquorice, vanilla, candied raspberry, rose, red plum, wild flower, wet stone, cinnamon.