R. STUART & CO. LAZY RIVER PINOT NOIR

COLORS
ruby, clear
 
AROMAS
blackberry jam & savory tart. Mushroom ramen. pomegranate molasses
 
FLAVORS
juicy strawberry, red cherry, and green tea
 
STRUCTURE
lots of acidity and balance. Impressive and lots of structure

 
Food Pairing Ideas
  • Chicken Dijon
  • Moussaka
PORK SPARERIBS IN RED WINE

The Lazy River Vineyard, in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, is owned by the Lumpkin Family. Without a doubt, it’s one of the most picturesque vineyards around – and that’s saying something! Lazy River is in a cooler location nearly touching the foothills of the Coast Range.
The outcome is that the vines have less vigor, ripen at a slower pace, and have less plant energy ( which controls leaves and vine height). The clone is Wadenswil, a slow ripening Swiss clone, which was grafted onto old Riesling vines in 2012. These vines are planted in Jory soil.

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. We use proprietary yeast, which we’ve cultured from that year’s vineyard samples. Using strains from our many vineyards gives us some complexity. Later in the fermentation process we delestage. The result is large, soft tannins – just the kind we like. We rarely use new oak in our cellar as we much prefer the gentle aging acheived with neutral French oak. In addition, our reserve wines are never filtered. Our goal for each wine is just the right amount of soft tannins, balanced with luscious fruit and bright acidity.

TECH SPECS:

Alc: 12.4%, TA: 5.9 g/L

pH: 3.29, RS: <0.2 (dry)

COMPOSITION:

100% Pinot Noir

SOILS:

Jory

CLONE:

Wadenswil

PLANTED:

2005

AVA:

Yamhill Carlton AVA

CASES PRODUCED:

103

2017 LAZY RIVER VINEYARD PINOT NOIR

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2017 LAZY RIVER VINEYARD INFORMATION

 
APPELLATION
Yamhill-Carlton AVA, Willamette Valley
 
COMPOSITION
100% Pinot Noir
 
VINEYARDS
Lazy River Vineyard
 
ELEVATION
350ft to 400ft
 
SOIL
Willakenzie
 
CLONE
Wadenswil, which was grafted onto old Chardonnay vines in 2012
 
PERSPECTIVE
South facing