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St Innocent Pinot Noir Temperance Hill Vyd 2012 Product #28750 (In Stock)
St Innocent Pinot Noir Temperance Hill Vyd 2012 St Innocent Pinot Noir Temperance Hill Vyd 2012

Cool, late-harvested, sites like this really shine in sunny years like 2012.  The vineyards is on a steep slope of an ancient volcano and rises to 870 feet. Mark farms three blocks of vines aged 10, 20, and 30 years-old.  There's fantastic purity here in the aromas, flavors, and texture, where the mouthfeel is more silk than velvet. A savory, smoky, note this vineyard always gives makes is a perfect wine for grilled salmon or mushrooms.  About 1,000 cases made and ready to go now and for another 7-9 years.

"Perfumed, complex scents of black raspberry, mulberry, cola and candied flowers, with a smoky Indian spice nuance adding complexity. Fleshy dark berry and rose pastille flavors are lifted and framed by juicy acidity. Tightens up with air and finishes on a lively bitter cherry note, with lingering spiciness and smooth, harmonious tannins."International Wine Cellar 92 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $41.99/ea
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St Innocent Pinot Noir Zenith Vyd 2012 Product #28751 (In Stock)
St Innocent Pinot Noir Zenith Vyd 2012 St Innocent Pinot Noir Zenith Vyd 2012

This is St. Innocent's only "estate" vineyard, and it surronds the "new" winery Mark built in 2006.  It's a lovely, rolling, site on poor sedimentary soils with mostly younger vines (<6 years old) planted after phyloxera struck the origional 1989 plantings.  As Mark says, " Its broad texture over your upper palate with supple tannin, juicy acidity, and a lovely length of concentrated fruit are a signature of this site. Its concentration into the finish gently fades and remains juicy with spice and dark cherry flavors."  Drink it now, drink it in 2022, just drink it!

"Sexy mineral- and smoke-laced black raspberry, cherry and rose pastille scents show excellent clarity and a hint of cola. Sweet, incisive red and dark berry flavors put on weight with air and are complemented by suggestions of spicecake and anise. Spreads out and stains the palate on the gently tannic finish, with the floral and spice notes echoing."International Wine Cellar 92 points

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St Innocent Pinot Noir Justice Vyd 2012 Product #28749 (In Stock)
St Innocent Pinot Noir Justice Vyd 2012 St Innocent Pinot Noir Justice Vyd 2012

Justice Vineyard rides an east-facing ridge that runs right through the middle of the Eola-Amity Hills.  Broken volcanic basalt layered over old sedimentary sub-soils creates great drainage, the southeast exposure means plenty of warm sunshine, and the cool winds blowing in from the Van Duzer corridor create perfect conditions for ripe, balanced, Pinot Noir. A warm fermentation in a small oak vat followed by aging for 16 months in barrique (one-third new), brings out the rich spice and floral aspects of the site to complement the luscious fruit.  Delicious already, but Mark thinks it will peak in 2019 or so.  Just 291 cases made.

"Heady spice- and smoke-tinged aromas of blackberry, cherry-cola and potpourri, with a hint of licorice in the background. Fleshy and expansive on the palate, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors that tighten up and gain energy with air. Rich but lithe and precise, showing outstanding finishing clarity and drive; supple tannins add shape. This very young, very promising pinot deserves cellaring."International Wine Cellar 93 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $59.99/ea
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