Oregon wine: 2017 Three Feathers Pinot noir ©Winerabble

Oregon wine: 2017 Three Feathers Pinot noir

Laurelwood District
Chehalem Mountains
Willamette Valley

13.9% alcohol

Empty bottle weight:
19.0 ounces // 541 grams

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27 cases produced

The Three Feathers vineyard is perched high atop the Chehalem Mountains, between 700-1000 feet in elevation. While their grapevines are still on the younger side, they are already producing delicious fruit. The Laurelwood soil in which they are planted is rich in iron and contains no large rocks so their roots can easily reach deep  without struggling. (Click here to see our infographic and read more about the Laurelwood District AVA.)

The Pinot noir grapes in this wine are solely Dijon clone 667 from block one of the vineyard. After harvesting in October 2017, the grapes were inoculated and aged in neutral French oak for 10 months before bottling. Most wineries tend to blend multiple Pinot noir clones so it’s not often you come across a single clone bottling. If you really want to geek out, open this bottle alongside a bottle with several Pinot noir clones and taste them side-by-side.