2012 Coleman Vineyard Pinot Noir
The Coleman vineyard is close to the Van Duzer corridor, an opening through the Coast Range mountains to the Oregon coast, providing hot summer days with afternoon winds cooling the evening temperatures significantly. We believe this temperature variation, along with the volcanic soils, contribute to the phenolic characteristics and brightness of the wine, providing a structure for aging and signature dark cherry and spice flavors with intense color.
Rich baking spice, earth, and Tahitian vanilla bean. Pie cherry, leather, and woody herbs on the palate. Bold and balanced mouthfeel. Spiced cranberry sauce, orange peel, and prominent weighted tannins. Smooth and rich, a luxuriously heavy and dry expression of the McMinnville AVA. Fine grain tannins finish on the tip of the tongue. Rich but not weighty, balanced with acidity.