In 2010, cooler
spring and summer temperatures followed by a warm and dry beginning
of autumn, led to a low-yielding and compessed mid-October harvest,
not beginnning until the 11th, but completing quickly by the 21st,
well ahead of the rains that arrived a few days later.
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 18 months of aging. The top-quality barrels were then
selected and blended together for this cuvee.
Firesteed Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is spicy with aromas of ripe
raspberry, blueberry and black pepper. Rich and full-bodied with
smooth, silty tannins, the wine finishes with a tempting hint of
caramel that draws you back for another sip.
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