If you love Pinot Noir we have a real TREAT for you here today! Violin has been coming on strong the last few years and Will Hamilton is a super solid guy that makes great Pinot Noir. Having experience at Evening Land, Erath, and Solena, he took his passion and what he learned and formed Violin. Smart looking packaging too! I first tried these wines in Portland on a trip there in 2018 and took note to get back to these wines when I saw them in my market or when I go back out to Willamette.
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2017 Sojourner Pinot Noir
Sojourner, “the Wanderer”, is Dennis and Thelma Peseau’s personal vineyard that crests a boulder strewn outcropping of Volcanic soil on the high Western flank of the Eola-Hills, leering down from 700 feet toward his former property Eola-Springs and the famed Van Duzer Corridor. Planted in 2007 to three clones of Pinot Noir, Violin sources rows from each of the sections of Dijon 115, Wadensville, and Pommard that co-ferment together. “Sojo”, as we lovingly reference, has a unique balance of tannin and concentration, producing textures that approach supple, velvety, and seamless. The wines lean toward a red fruit profile, with an enticing aromatic quality that is unmistakably Pinot Noir, but on the classic side of the scale.
2017 Sojo brings incredible freshness and power in the glass. The consistent red berry fruits meet the nervy, mineral edges from whole cluster, spicy tones that lend broad complexity to the flavor and aroma profile. A gorgeous curve defines the feel; from start to finish it has the balance of acidity and tannin that create a framework for silkiness without losing the grip to extend dramatic, haunting length on the finish. Simply elegant. Aged on lees for 14 months in one new, two twice-filled and one three-filled French Oak barrels. Assembled as a cuvée in early December and bottled January 25th, 2019. 13.7% Alcohol.
95 CASES MADE