Square, Plumb & Level 2017 Pinot Noir, Libra Vyd., Yamhill-Carlton,…


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Libra Vineyard is located 4 miles east of Carlton, Oregon in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. This vineyard boasts alluvial, loam and volcanic soil: 2/3 Willakenzie Marine Sedimentary, 1/3 Jory Volcanic stretching 330′-430′ in elevation. The vineyard is planted to cane-pruned Pommard and Dijon777 clones of Pinot averaging 10 years of age. Winemaker P. Andrew Taylor is a specialist in cold-climate viticulture overseeing all details from vine health to finished bottling.SPL Pinot Noir undergoes extensive, cold maceration in small lots to preserve clonal integrity. Partial native yeast and partial innoculation with yeasts that are exceptional in color retention for thin-skinned Pinot Noir grapes. The wine aged 10 months in French Oak barrels, 25% new Francois Freres (Troncais), Dargaud and Jaegle (Vosges).This Pinot from the excellent 2017 vintage shows rose petal, dried cherries, subtle brown spices and a round ripe mouthfeel. The finish is long and elegant. An aoutstanding value for singl…


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