SECOND GROWTH Chehalem Mountains 2022 Pinot Noir

 

2022 Second Growth PN CHLM Sell Sheet

2022 Vintage Summary
It seems like Mother Nature throws us a curve ball during every growing season, and 2022 was no different. In mid-April, post-bud-break, a cold front brought record-low temperatures and frost into the Willamette Valley, leaving many to wonder if there would be a crop to harvest come Fall. May and June followed with unusually cool temperatures, furthering the worry of low yields or a complete loss. July through September was surprisingly warm and helped get the growing season back on track. Ideal conditions continued into October, allowing the fruit extra weeks of hangtime not typically seen in recent vintages.


Vinification
All grapes were meticulously sorted to ensure only the highest quality of fruit was used. The grapes underwent a two-day soak prior to fermentation for a total of 20 days of skin contact. 100% malolactic fermentation occurred over a five month period. The wine was aged for nine months in French oak barrels from a variety of coopers.


Harvest Date: October 5th – October 14th, 2022 Brix: 23.3

Tasting Notes
Pretty aromas of Bing cherry, rose petal, cranberry, and a slight hint of cedar. The palate is full of red fruit, vanilla spice, and cocoa. Youthful and exuberant with fine tannins.

Technical Info:
Alc: 13.5%

pH: 3.80
TA: 5.3 g/L