2008 Scott Paul Cellars Pinot Noir La Paulee
As always, all fermentations were natural, with no cultured yeasts or additions of any kind. The wine was raised for 10 months in French Oak – 20% new - and was bottled un-fined and un-filtered at 13.1% alcohol in August 2009.
BackgroundThe 2008 version brings together fruit from three different vineyards in three different sub-appellations, and together the combination displays the full spectrum of what Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley can be. Maresh Vineyard – One of Oregon’s oldest, planted in 1970. We farm 7.29 acres of own-rooted Pommard clone at the top of the Dundee Hills. Biodynamic Ribbon Ridge Vineyard – A mix of Pommard and Dijon 777 clones from our 4 acres here in the Ribbon Ridge AVA. Organic Momtazi Vineyard – The jewel of the McMinnville AVA, a mix of Dijon clones from this meticulously farmed vineyard in the foothills of the Coast Range. Biodynamic
DescriptionThe 2008 vintage has earned its reputation as perhaps Oregon’s finest ever – the fruit was perfectly ripe and healthy, and the overall balance is clearly the best we’ve ever seen. A swirling mix of juicy red and black fruits, all in lovely harmony and coming together with a bright lift of flavor on the silky and elegant finish.
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