Coeur De Terre Estate Pinot Noir 2011 Red Wine
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Coeur De Terre Estate Pinot Noir 2011
Willamette Valley OR
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Talented winemaker Scott Neal has done an exceptional job with his 2011 Estate Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley. From a grower's standpoint, 2011 was a challenging year, with cool temperatures and adverse weather. But it turned out to be an epic vintage for the Willamette Valley. Scott Neal rose to the challenge and created a spectacular Pinot Noir that is very well-balanced, with many complexities. This wine is a gem that every Pinot Noir aficionado should have in their cellar!
Silver Medal - Sunset International Wine Competition 2014
On the nose, signature Coeur de Terre minerality gives way to a nose punctuated with shitake
mushroom, red berries and cream, freshly cut cedar boughs, dried oregano, cranberry, cherry and grilled
bread overtones. On the palate, there is a vibrancy and defined umami characteristic, cranberry and a sense
of very integrated high quality oak. The texture of this wine is spectacular with a weighty mid palate and a
finish that persists. This wine is beginning to show its depth and will continue to elevate over the next decade.
Cold soak for 3 days at 50°F, fermented to a maximum
temperature of 89°F over 7 days, and then free run and press directly to
barrel (combination of indigenous and commercial yeasts). All barrels were left on lees preferentially and only
racked if necessary. We used commercial ML culture and prefer slow ML ferments in cool cellar. Final barrel
selection was transferred to tank for blending, allowing to marry and settle for
clarification (no filter or fining) before bottling.
Aging: 12 months in Barrel, New Oak 35%, Once Fills 30%, Twice Fills 25%, Neutral 10%.
Bottled: September, 2012
Cases Produced: 275
Release Date: September 2013
Harvest Date: October 22nd, 2011
Brix at Harvest: 22.7
Finished TA: 5.8
Finished PH: 3.65
Vineyard/ Blocks: Coeur de Terre Vineyard’s Estate grown fruit
only, using a selection from Renelle’s Block, Sarah Jane’s Block,
Abby’s Block, and Tallulah’s Run. The Estate bottling makes use
of vibrant fruit from younger vines combined with more mature
fruit from Renelle’s Block for structure and balance. All CdT Vineyard
blocks are farmed organically.