Of all our bottlings, the Seven Springs Pinot Noir tells the story of our vineyard. Built around a core of own-rooted, Pommard and Wadenswil vines planted in 1984, this bottling is a hearkens back Oregon's winegrowing infancy, when savoriness, smokiness, and nuance brought curious and adventurous Burgundy lovers to our region in droves. The aromatics of our 2016 Seven Springs Pinot Noir are bright and botanical, yet dignified. The wine is concentrated on the palate, with rich fruit buttressed by lively acidity and distinguished tannins.
The 2016 Seven Springs Pinot Noir comes primarily from our oldest own-rooted block of Pinot Noir at the vineyard. Originally planted in 1982, these Pommard and Wadenswil clones thrive in iron-rich, volcanic Jory soils. These 35-year-old vines are harvested by hand, the grapes hand sorted, and roughly 65% of the fruit was destemmed. Gentle punch downs were employed throughout the fermentation to encourage a soft extraction of tannins and the wine was aged in 20% new French oak for 16 months. The 2016 Seven Springs Pinot Noir was bottled without fining or filtering.