Elkhorn Ridge Pinot Noir 2018-07-18T14:54:45+00:00

R. STUART & CO. ELKHORN RIDGE PINOT NOIR

COLORS
red plum
AROMAS
black plum, blackberry, vanilla, and cinnamon
FLAVORS
plum and vanilla all the way. Thinking of that delicious part of a plum tart where the fruit melds into the simple crust where the butter, flour, and fruit with its sweetness all come together.
STRUCTURE
bright beginning, soft middle palate, and bright acid on the finish

 
Food Pairing Ideas
  • Rustic Turkey and Sausage Meatballs
  • Grilled Pizza with Porcini and Mozzarella
POLPETTE DO TACCHINO

 When the fruit comes in from the vineyard to the winery, the first thing we do is destem it – without crushing – into small 1-ton fermenters. The next day we add proprietary yeast, which we’ve cultured from that year’s vineyard samples. Then we add cultured yeast strains from Melrose vineyard. We want to add strains from our many vineyards for complexity.

We’re punching down twice daily at this point. When we reach about 5-7 brix, it’s time to delestage. We want to remove some of the seeds that are just now falling to the bottom of the fermenter and allow the skins exposure to oxygen, thereby removing about 65% of the harsh seed tannins and polymerizing the skin tannins early on the game. The result is large, soft tannins – just the kind we like – rather than small, harsh tannins. We then put the juice back into the fermenter until it finishes primary fermentation.

We then press off the juice and let it settle for 3 days, then get it into barrel (95% of the time that is neutral French oak). Typically, we will rack off the lees within about 30-45 days from that point and then rack 2-4 times prior to bottling. For our Reserve Pinot noirs, we typically don’t filter. Our goal for each wine is just the right amount of soft tannins, balanced with luscious fruit and bright acidity.

TECH SPECS:

Alc: 13.6%, TA: 5.9 g/L
pH: 3.76, RS: <0.2 (dry)

COMPOSITION:

100% Pinot Noir

SOILS:

Willakenzie

CLONE:

Pommard

PLANTED:

2005

AVA:

Willamette Valley

CASES PRODUCED:

99

2015 ELKHORN RIDGE VINEYARD PINOT NOIR

$50/bottle

Wine Club members enjoy 15% to 20% Savings

PURCHASE NOW

2014 ELKHORN RIDGE VINEYARD PINOT NOIR

$50/bottle

Wine Club members enjoy 15% to 20% Savings

PURCHASE NOW


2015 ELKHORN RIDGE VINEYARD INFORMATION

APPELLATION
Willamette Valley
COMPOSITION
100% Pinot Noir
VINEYARDS
Elkhorn Ridge
ELEVATION
400ft to 450ft
SOIL
Willakenzie
PERSPECTIVE
Southeast facing

 
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