From: Willamette Valley, OR
Varietal: Pinot Noir
The 2021 vintage is quickly gaining momentum as one of the best vintages ever for many winemakers in the Willamette Valley. June brought record-high temperatures across Oregon that were worrisome in the moment. Balance quickly returned for the rest of the Summer and by September returned to typical cool-climate temperatures. The cool night air allowed the grapes to finish ripening slowly, preserving bright acidity and balancing sugars.
This Willamette Valley Pinot Noir was very carefully sorted to ensure only the highest quality of fruit was used. The grapes underwent a two-day soak prior to fermentation for a total of 21 days of skin contact. 100% malolactic fermentation occurred over a five-month period. The wine was aged for nine months in French oak barrels from a variety of coopers.
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
The 2021 L'umami Pinot Noir has a deep ruby color. Aromas of plums, bramble, black cherry, and subtle oak on the nose. The palate is juicy with notes of red cherry, red currant, earthy spices, and fine tannins on this finish.
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