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.
2018 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
10% off a case with code "violin"
Five vineyards bring the 2018 version to life, marking the first time this blend is more than two-thirds Eola-Amity Hills. The total mix is 90% EAH, with the own-rooted Sylvia’s (38%), Sojeau (formerly Sojourner) (30%) building the platform with smaller portions of Prophet (13%), and Justice (9%). First Man, the outlier to the North in the foothills near Gaston, completes the blend for the sixth year running (10%).
Bursting aromatics of fresh orchard fruits, berries and flowers bring tremendous intensity, matched on the palate with juicy and vibrant tannins lending a crunchiness to the wine. Medium weight but well-framed, the overall balance creates lovely tension before a marked savoriness extends the finish. Higher use of whole cluster in 2018 (approximately 20% on average) lifts the aromatic expression in this wine to new levels, with the firm tannins helping maintain a serious and “food positive” tone. Aged on lees in a combination of new (13%) and used French Oak barrels. Assembled in early December and bottled January 24th, 2020. 13.4% Alcohol.
570 CASES MADE