Pinot Noir

Two Messengers 2019

Winemaker:
Felipe Ramirez
Region:
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Varietals:
Pinot Noir
Clones:
Pommard/114/115/777/Wadensvil/667
Maturation:
12 months in 100% French oak (25% new)
Analysis:
13.8% alc/vol | TA: 5.9 g/L | pH: 3.56
The culmination of 70 small lots,
all fermented separately, begins here
AVAs & Vineyards
Eola Amity - Eagle Crest, Eola Springs, Popcorn  |  McMinnville - Hyland  |  Willamette Valley - Croft | Yamhill Carlton - Bishop Creek, Fairsing, Gran Moraine, Stardance
Vintage
The 2019 vintage was a defining vintage. The temperatures during the growing season were much cooler than normal so patience was key. Careful sorting and extensive fruit-dropping in the vineyard was necessary to ensure that the remaining fruit ripened to full maturity. The grapes were hand sorted again once received into the winery to achieve optimal quality. With the cool conditions this year, the wines retain a wonderful acidity and great flavor development.
Winemaking
The fruit was 100% de-stemmed and underwent an indigenous ferment in two and five-ton stainless steel open top tanks. The grapes were allowed to “infuse” as whole berries at a moderate temperature, in an oxygen rich environment until pressed. The wine then matured in 100% French oak barriques (25% new) for 12 months.
Tasting Notes
The nose is a vibrant mixture of red berries, rhubarb, vanilla essence and clove. Crunchy cranberries and vibrant purple fruits fill the palate and are complemented by a savory truffle nuance. The palate is opulent but focused and the wine feels alive throughout its impressive length.