Evesham Wood Pinot Noir 2018 - Willamette Valley Oregon
Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
This is Eve sham Wood's third vintage bottling wine from this site but the first under its new name, Sojeau. The vines are precocious, giving wines that have a forward nose of red fruit and floral notes, plump beautifully textured mid-palate of ripe fruit finishing firm and long.
Evesham Wood was founded by Russ and Mary Raney in 1986. After a comprehensive search throughout the Willamette Valley, they chose a site for the estate vineyard, “Le Puits Sec” (French for “the dry well” which they have in the vineyard). They planted eight acres, three of Pinot Noir (Pommard clone), two each of Chardonnay (108 clone) and Pinot Gris (Colmar clones) and one of Gewurztraminer. Since then, four- and one-half acres have gradually been added (1.5 ac. of 3 Dijon clones of Pinot Noir, 1 ac. of 3 Dijon clones of Chardonnay, and one ac. Pinot Gris, as well as small plantings of the German variety, Rieslaner and the Austrian variety, Gruener Veltliner). In addition, the original two acres of Chardonnay were grafted over to Pinot Noir in 1999.