Dundee Hills Pinot Noir

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Here's some finished bottles of the Pinot Noir I bottled yesterday. The wine, made from grapes grown in the Willamette Valley (Dundee Hills, AVA) is lighter than my preference. The flavor is great but the color sits between a Rose' and my impressions of a Central Coast Pinot Noir. I went back in forth in my struggle for a fuller Pinot and considered many times fortifying the wine with Syrah. In the end I bottled it without that addition. Dundee Hills is colder than Central Coast (CA) and will produce a lighter Pinot.

I bottled 125 bottles from last years harvest.

*color of pic is TERRIBLE... Caps are white and label is light purple.

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You bottled a Pinot in Bordeaux bottles! :oops:
Looks nice!
I did…. A couple reasons: 1) I don’t like how burgundy bottles “store” in my cellar. They are a pain to get in and out of my racks. And, 2) I couldn’t find any locally without needing to buy a pallet (132 cases) and buying what I needed online with the shipping costs made the bottles cost too much.

Don’t turn me in to the French AOC, please…. ;)
 
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