TROUT LILY RANCH PINOT NOIR
Produced 250 cases
TA: 6.2 g/L
Clones: Pommard, triple 7 and 667
667 clone is the love child of Pommard and Wadenswil with the bright fruit notes of raspberry and strawberry and the fine herbs of the Wadenswil clone, complemented with the black cherry, plum and earth notes which are characteristic of the Pommard clone. In this marriage the dill note that is often present in the Wadenswil clone is not present in the 777. The 667 clone is the brighter sister to the 777 clone, being one step removed from the earthy loam found in the Pommard clone.
Barrel age: 30% new French oak for eighteen months
Grapes from 50% new vines (ten years old) and 50% old vines (35 years old), Adams Vineyard
Fermented with indigenous yeast, short cold soak, for 5-7 days, followed by 2 weeks low temperature fermentation.
Grown in Willakenzie and jory clay loam on the south side of Chehalem Mountain
Vineyard planted in 1987
Tons per acre: 1.5 to 2 tons
AVA: Chehalem Mountain
Bright fruit layered with opulent notes of wild strawberries and black cherry along with hints of tobacco and cocoa. The fine grain tannins add to the silky mouth feel that tapers off to a lingering finish of spice. This balanced wine is drinking beautifully now, but will cellar for years of enjoyment.