Eveningland pinotnoir sevensprings

Pinot Noir, Seven Springs Vineyard 2014

Evening Land Vineyards

The Seven Springs Pinot Noir comes from our oldest own-rooted blocks of Pinot Noir at the vineyard. Planted in 1984, these Pommard and Wadenswil clones thrive in the iron-rich, volcanic Jory soils. These 30-year-old vines are harvested by hand, the grapes hand-sorted, and roughly 75% of the fruit was destemmed. Gentle punch downs were employed throughout fermentation to encourage a soft extraction of tannins.

Country:
USA
Region:
Willamette Valley
Appellation/ava:
Eola-Amity Hills
Vineyard designation:
Seven Springs Estate Vineyard
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
Pinot Noir
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
93

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Aging:
30% new French oak (16 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Biodynamic
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
13.1
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
2078

Reviews

  • "93 points. Sourced from old vines, more than 30 years of age, the 'Seven Springs' Pinot Noir utilizes Pommard and Wadenswil clones, that are set on volcanic Jory soils. The fruit was hand harvested and hand sorted, with roughly 75% of the fruit being destemmed. This captivating Pinot Noir begins with lovely aromatics of cranberry, mulberry and red cherries, followed by spices, black truffle and forest floor elements. Showing excellent mid-palate weight and acidity, this beautifully layered Pinot Noir continues to deliver wonderful fresh red fruits through the attractive finish. Outstanding now, but should also develop some nice secondary characteristics with some short to mid-term cellaring. (Best 2017-2028)." (International Wine Report)
  • "90 points. The 2014 Pinot Noir Estate Seven Springs Vineyard, matured in around 15% new barrels (Hermitage cooperage), has a very attractive bouquet with blackberry, briary and a touch of undergrowth, perhaps from the judicious 10% whole cluster fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition, crisp and tensile tannin, quite linear in style and it feels tight on the bitter cherry and blackberry finish, but there is plenty of fruit here and it will expand when it is bottle." (Wine Advocate)

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