In 2008, following a long spring
and late-June flowering, the grape clusters ripened slowly on the vine through
the summer and into the fall. Harvest
began in the first week of October and progressed steadily through the month
with a few rain showers to settle the dust and test the nerves. Patience was rewarded; the beautiful fruit
was worth the wait.
Select lots of prime Willamette
Valley Pinot Noir grapes were chosen to be fermented in small vessels with a
high percentage of berries remaining whole.
After fermentation the young wine was gently pressed into new, one, two
and three-year old French oak barrels for 12-16 months of aging. The top-quality barrels were then selected
and blended together for this cuvee.
Alive with Raspberry and dark Cherry
aromas, the 2008 Firesteed Willamette Valley Pinot Noir begins with bright
fruit up front, but later reveals deeper tones that combine cedar and spice with
the wine’s luscious flavors of vanilla bean and blackberries. The wine’s silky tannins will continue to
soften and integrate as this elegant wine ages.
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