(From 2013 Vintage) The goal behind the Estate bottling is to make a wine that is representative of the whole farm. We achieve this on a micro scale by selecting small parcels of fruit from every combination of rootstock/scion, slope, soil profile, and vine age on the property. We then vinify, age, and bottle this wine separately from our other lots. This bottling is always the most representative of the growing year as it incorporates fruit from the whole farm. It is the most accurate representation of Johan Vineyards’ terroir.
2007 Johan Pinot Noir "Estate" Winery: Johan Vintage: 2007 Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate" Wine Category: Pinot Noir Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir Region: Willamette Valley State or country: Oregon Cases produced: 1,000 KWG Score: 88.7 (based on 4 reviews) Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88) Wine Review: This light ruby colored Pinot from Johan is a good reflection of the 2007 vintage in Oregon. It is mild and approachable in all of its characteristics. Its bouquet is a mild red raspberry with hints of vanilla, earth, and cherries. On the palate, it is medium bodied, balanced, and shows gentle acidity. The flavor profile is a mild plum with a hint of strawberry rhubarb and red raspberry. The finish is dry and its moderate oak tannins linger for quite sometime. This offering has a bit of an oaky edge for Pinot. Pair it with pork tenderloin seasoned with black pepper and enjoy. - Ken Winemaker Notes: Medium in color, this wine features a nose of bright bing cherries, earth and spice. The finish is crisp with big chalky tannins, and is a great compliment to all types of food. It is best served with red meats, pork, turkey, and salmon. Organic status: not organic