Evening Land Seven Springs Pinot Noir 2017 Red Wine
Evening Land "Seven Springs" Pinot Noir 2017
Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Willamette Valley, ORFor those who know Pinot Noir, it's easy to identify that this wine is from the Willamette Valley. Chock full of mineral notes and red fruit flavors, it's a perfectly delightful Oregon Pinot! Easy to drink on its own, but also very food-friendly. Just plain delicious, and a bargain to boot!
92 pts. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Medium ruby-purple, the 2017 Pinot Noir Seven Springs Estate has aromas of crunchy cranberries, raspberries and blackberries with accents of fragrant earth, violets, peppercorn, saline and bitters. Medium-bodied and silky, it offers loads of ripe fruits tempered by earthy accents, with grainy tannins and sip-me-again acidity, finishing long. Grapes for this cuvée were mostly destemmed and come from both older and younger vines."
92 pts. Wine Spectator:
"Silky and delicately layered, with vibrant rose petal, raspberry and cinnamon flavors that glide lithely on a lingering finish. Drink now through 2027."
ABOUT EVENING LAND'S RAJAT PARR AND SASHI MOORMAN:
Widely regarded as one of the world’s most celebrated sommeliers, Rajat Parr has undertaken a new challenge as partner, proprietor, and winemaker for Evening Land Vineyards.
Sashi Moorman has earned a reputation as one of the new world’s brightest and most compelling winemakers. Together with Raj Parr, he serves as Evening Land’s proprietor and winemaker.
SEVEN SPRINGS VINEYARD:
Seven Springs' eastern exposure ensures the vineyard awakens to the warmth of the morning sun. The vineyard's position opposite the windy Van Duzer Corridor, mitigates hot, sunny afternoons in the Willamette Valley with cool winds from the Pacific. As valley temperatures increase throughout the day, warm air rises, replaced by cooling winds flooding in from the Pacific through the Van Duzer gap and across our vineyard. This daily cooling, along with our eastern aspect, affords our grapes the luxury of extended time on the vine.
Since its inception, Seven Springs has been dry-farmed. The vineyard is LIVE™ certified and was converted to biodynamic viticulture in 2007. We continue to farm Seven Springs biodynamically, encouraging a healthy and sustainable ecosystem in the vineyard.
The 2017 Seven Springs Pinot Noir comes primarily from our oldest own-rooted block of Pinot Noir at the vineyard. Originally planted in 1982, these Pommard clones thrive in iron-rich, volcanic Jory soils. These 36-year-old dry-farmed vines are harvested by hand, the grapes are hand-sorted, and roughly 90% of the fruit was destemmed. A combination of gentle punch downs and pump-overs were employed throughout the fermentation to encourage a soft extraction of tannin and the wine was aged in neutral French oak for 16 months. The 2017 Seven Springs Pinot Noir was bottled without fining or filtering.
The aromatics of our 2017 Seven Springs Pinot Noir are pretty and pure. The wine is lithe and deft on the palate, with bright fruit buttressed by lively acidity and integrated tannins.
APPELLATION: EOLA-AMITY HILLS
VINIFICATION: 10% WHOLE CLUSTER
VESSEL: OPEN-TOP CONCRETE AND OAK FERMENTERS
FERMENTATION: INDIGENOUS FERMENTATION
ÉLEVAGE: 12 MONTHS IN NEUTRAL FRENCH OAK, 7 MONTHS IN CONCRETE
PRODUCTION: 3,490 CASES