2007 Pinot Noir Library 3-pack
2007 Three Barrel Pinot Noir
The Three Barrel bottling is the result of an annual barrel selection process, which comprises our three most alluring and exotic barrels from the vintage. The goal with Three Barrel is to maximize aromatic complexity and firm acid structure, resulting in a wine built for long-term aging. This Pinot Noir was natively fermented with 89% whole cluster. It was aged in french oak for 15 months (66.6% new), then bottle aged for another 19 months prior to its release in April 2010.
2007 Nils Pinot Noir
The Nils bottling was created out of an interest to capture a specific expression from our estate. For this wine we seek power and elegance, through balance and complexity. Our highest pitched East-facing slope produces some of the most compelling fruit on the property, leading to a more masculine expression of Pinot Noir from our site. This slope provides the dark fruit and earthy base notes of the Nils bottling. This blend was natively fermented, with 33% whole cluster. It was aged in 50% new french oak for 15months, then bottle aged for another 7months prior to its release in August 2009.
2007 Estate Pinot Noir
The goal behind the Estate bottling is to make a wine that represents the entire farm as a whole. We achieve this by selecting small parcels of fruit from every combination of rootstock/scion, slope, and soil profile on the property. We keep all lots separate through vinification, then bring them together for a harmonious blend in the bottle, full of nuance and complexity. This bottling is always the most representative of the growing year and is the most classic example of Johan Vineyards’ true terroir.
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Chardonnay Vertical Sampler 3-pack
2011 Visdom Chardonnay
The Visdom (wisdom in Norwegian) bottling is a study of secondary and tertiary aromatic development in Chardonnay. With extended aging prior to bottling, we see the focus shift from fruit intensity to our true vineyard expression. After 18 months of barrique aging (33% new), the wine was bottled with a small amount of lees to allow the wine to stay in contact with the yeast taking advantage of the complexities that develop with late stage yeast autolysis.
2012 Konkret Chardonnay
The Konkret (concrete in Norwegian) bottling is an isolation of our older vine Dijon Chardonnay, planted at the base of the vineyard. Although the lower slope has deeper soils, the soil has the highest concentration of granite beneath these vines. There is a mineral expression we capture here, and we then further encourage this expression by fermenting the juice in concrete tanks. After 2 months of native fermentation, we transferred the wine to Feuillette (30gal) barrels, to undergo malolactic fermentation and an additional 12 months of aging.
2013 Noble Chardonnay
In late September 2013 Mother Nature threw us a curveball in the form of a six-inch torrential downpour over four unforgettable days – commonly referred to in the Oregon wine industry as the great ‘monsoon’. This bizarre weather event presented the opportunity to try our first “Noble” Chardonnay. On a cold winter day in December, we harvested only the most perfect botrytized clusters, and pressed the wine to yield just enough juice to fill one barrique. Bright acidity cuts through the residual sugar, resulting in a nicely balanced dessert wine, perfect for any cheese plate or light dessert.
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“Pet-Nat” of Pinot Noir 3-pack
Pétillant Naturel is a method of producing sparkling wine by bottling the wine during the primary, alcoholic fermentation to capture the carbon dioxide that is being naturally released (also referred to as “Methode Ancestrale”). This sparkling rosé was made from all estate-grown, biodynamic certified Pinot Noir grapes. The fruit was picked relatively early, at lower sugars and higher acidity. The wine fermented in a stainless steel tank before it was bottled at the tail end of its primary fermentation mid-December, 2015. Bottled unfiltered, contains lees: pour off slowly or invert to evenly distribute.
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