2006 Z'ivo Pinot Noir Eola Amity Hills
"Sweet black cherry and raspberry flavors with a hint of licorice and cola. Fine, soft tannic structure." - Winery
From The Winemaker:
"This wine included all 5 clones we grow: 115, 777, 114, 667 and Pommard. The grapes were harvested over a leisurely 2 weeks starting October 1. The Brix ranged from 24.5-25.5 with TAs between 6 and 7. The tremendous fruit set was cropped down hard and we still pulled in 2.7 tons/acre. The grapes were 100% destemmed and wild yeast fermented in 1.3 ton bins. The wine was aged in 30% new wood for 10 months. The free run was blended and 1,700 cases were bottled."
"August 2009: The soft fine tannins have integrated with sweet black cherry flavor and spices. The wine is drinking well now but will hold up for 5-7 years." - Winery
"The Eola Hills region of the Willamette Valley is famous for deeply colored and richly flavored Pinot Noir. We found a hilly, rocky site there in 1995, exactly what we wanted for this temperamental but rewarding grape, and began planting a vineyard that would yield the quintessential Pinot Noir." - Winery