'Nevermore' Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley 2011
A wine as mysterious and stately as its raven namesake.
Quoth the Raven, 'Nevermore'
From the northern slopes of Oregon’s Willamette Valley comes this dark elegant pinot noir – a true Gothic wine.
Vibrant flavors of dark summer cherry, raspberry, and red plum are complimented by delicate spice notes from the judicious use of French oak. The palate is crisp, lush and clean, with a lingering, mouth-watering finish.
Our 2011 ‘Nevermore’ Pinot Noir is sourced from three vineyards, in three of the Willamette’s sub-AVA’s: Monk’s Gate, (Yamhill-Carlton) Hyland, (McMinnville), and Willakia (Eola-Amity Hills).
After hand-sorting, the fruit is gently de-stemmed, and all wines are vinified and aged individually prior to blending. The wine is aged for 12 months in French oak, of which 30 percent is new. A slow, natural malolactic fermentation completed in early spring.