SECOND GROWTH Willamette Valley 2020 Pinot Noir
2020 Vintage Summary 2020 was a wild ride of a year. The growing season started
out warm, but temperatures cooled as Spring rolled in. From that point on, daytime temperatures were moderate- ly warm and followed by cool evenings. These mild tem- peratures allowed the vines the opportunity to focus on developing more complexity and flavors in the fruit. So while the overall quantity from the 2020 harvest is down in comparison to years past, the quality remained exception-
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 eight months
in French oak barrels from a variety of coopers.
Harvest Date: September 20th – October 3rd, 2020
TA: 5.6 g/L
This wine starts with aromas of spicy red fruits, ripe straw- berries and tomato leaf. A juicy burst of fruit on the palate showcases red cherries, currant jam and savory spices. Fine tannins and lively acids carry the mid-palate to a satisfy-