2012 Cuvee O Pinot noir

2012 Cuvee O Pinot noir 2017-04-13T13:37:53+00:00




92 cases produced

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This is the sum of all parts: perfect balance and correspondence between nose and palate – a beautifully layered, complex and seductive Pinot noir. It has all the spice and fruit structure of Cuvee I Pinot but wait, there’s more: a whole added range of components, leading with mineral and exotic spice, beckoning you back for another ponder.

Beautifully ripe flavors of luscious, full spectrum red and dark fruits, raspberry, dates and a slight essence of orange peel with hints of blackberry leaf in the backdrop. Big and bold flavor profile highlighted by sarsaparilla, white pepper, baking and Asian spices. Mineral aromas and eloquent earth tones remind us of its true origins; fresh from the forest Chanterelle mushroom next to warm cedar aromas from a Finnish sauna in the backdrop ring true to its healthy quotient of elegant French oak.

Incredible enveloping mouth feel, recalls molasses with quartz and slate mineral returning on a long lasting silky finish. Drink while relaxing in a comfortable leather armchair by a warm winter fireplace.


Additional Information


Saffron Fields Vineyard – 777 Block  – 28 percent – New French oak barrel

Wind Hill Vineyard – Pommard Block  – 26 percent – Neutral French Oak Barrel

Saffron Fields Vineyard – Wadenswil Block – 25 percent – Neutral French Oak barrel

Yates Conwill Vineyard – Field Blend – 21 percent – once used French Oak barrel

Fruit Source: Saffron Fields, Wind Hill, Yates Conwill
American Viticultural Area: Willamette Valley
Sub AVA: Willamette Valley + Yamhill Carlton
Soil Type: Various types found in the North Willamette
Planted: 1974 – 2007
Exposure: All but north
Elevation: 250-950 feet
Clonal Selection: Clone 777, Pommard, Wadenswil, Field blend
Harvest Date: October 8th – 18th
Yield – TPA/YPV: 0.8 to 2.2 TPA
Fermentation: Native Primary and secondary
Barrels: 20% New French oak
Production: 92 cases

Laboratory Results

titratable acidity 5.8 g/L
pH 3.54
volatile acidity (acetic) 0.51 g/L
ethanol at 60F 13.93% vol