The finest Pinot Noir we offer, Citation Oregon is created
by looking beyond limiting local geographic boundaries to attain the highest
quality possible. After scouring the
farthest reaches of the state and our own vineyards and valley, the most
promising vineyard blocks were selected and fermented in small vessels. Punched-down twice a day by hand, the wine
was gently pressed to French oak barrels to age for the next sixteen
months. Careful selection of the best
barrels produced a small quantity of deep, darkly-colored, luscious Pinot Noir.
Bottle-aged seven years before
release, the 2003 Citation Pinot Noir has developed the complexity only
achieved with great patience and proven to be a truly world-class wine. Surprisingly youthful deep garnet color, rich
and intense with aromas of dark cherries and rum-soaked raisins, its notes of
clove, currants and cinnamon stick are ready to partner with warm bread
pudding. French oak is substantial, but completely integrated. Quite masculine,
this wine is ready to compete well above its weight class.
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