R. STUART & CO. MENEFEE VINEYARD PINOT NOIR

COLORS
light garnet
 
AROMAS
hazelnuts and toffee, lightly toasted macadamia nuts, hay, butter, and black tea
 
FLAVORS
bright red fruit, fennel, sweet basil, sumac
 
STRUCTURE
delicate but bright! Such a pretty wine.

 
Food Pairing Ideas
  • Simple Grilled Salmon with Thyme
  • Chicken Roasted with Peppers and Garlic
  • Lamb Meatballs with Black Olives
Seared Lamb Chops with Anchovies, Capers and Sage

When the fruit comes in from the vineyard to the winery, the first thing we do is destem it – without crushing – into small I-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 (a kind of rack  and return). 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 achieved 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, balances with luscious fruit and bright acidity.

 
TECH SPECS:

Alc: 13.3%, TA: 4.3 g/L
pH: 3.82, RS: <0.2 (dry)

COMPOSITION:

100% Pinot Noir

SOILS:

Jory

 
PLANTED:

2004

AVA:

Yamhill-Carlton AVA, Willamette Valley

CASES PRODUCED:

240

2017 MENEFEE VINEYARD PINOT NOIR

$50/bottle

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2017 MENEFEE VINEYARD INFORMATION

 
APPELLATION
Yamhill-Cartlon AVA
 
COMPOSITION
100% Pinot Noir
 
VINEYARDS
Menefee
 
ELEVATION
600ft
 
SOIL
Jory
 
PERSPECTIVE
East facing