2015 Citation Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
“We began developing Erratic Oaks Vineyard over ten years ago, and I continue to be awe-struck each year: Beautiful acreage in the upcoming Mt. Pisgah sub-AVA of the Willamette Valley, just across the road from the renowned Freedom Hill Vineyard, but with a slightly warmer Southwest-facing orientation.” – Howard Rossbach
Citation Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is created by sourcing fruit from the most promising blocks of our Erratic Oaks Vineyard. Carefully selected lots are fermented separately, punched-down twice daily, and after seven to twelve days of fermentation, gently pressed to French oak barrels and aged for the next sixteen months. The best barrels are then chosen to produce this small quantity of deep, darkly-colored, luscious Pinot Noir.
Our Citation Willamette Valley Pinot Noir has aromas of dark cherries, raspberries, blueberries, violets and cloves that join rich flavors of cocoa butter, vanilla and allspice. Fine, silky tannins frame the long lingering finish.