Joel Gott Oregon Pinot Noir 2017
Our 2017 Oregon Pinot Noir has aromas of pomegranate, red raspberry and strawberry with notes of sandalwood. On the palate, bright red fruit flavors lead to soft, velvety tannins with candied cranberry and subtle vanilla notes on the mid-palate. Sweet, fruit flavors and notes of spice offer a long, elegant finish.
After harvest, fruit from each vineyard was hand-sorted and de-stemmed. The wine was fermented in open-top fermenters and punched down twice daily. This gentler and more traditional form of cap management helps to retain the soft tannin structure of Pinot Noir. After fermentation, the fruit was gently pressed in a basket press which results in softer, more elegant tannins. The wine was then aged for approximately one year in 25% new Burgundy oak and 75% one- to three-year-old Burgundy oak.