Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
74 cases produced. $44
The 2019 release of Titan combines 6-year-old Pommard (29.4%) vines from Bells Up’s estate vineyard (volcanic Jory soil) for the first time with Dijon Clones 115 (37.2%) and 777 (33.4%) from Tonnelier Vineyard’s 19-year-old Yamhill-Carlton vines (marine sedimentary Willakenzie soil). Named for Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major “Titan,” the wine aged 12 months in French oak (36.8% new). The 2019 growing season saw more typical Willamette Valley weather. After some early heat, the summer brought lower average temperatures and wetter days that carried through harvest. The resulting 2019 Titan is gentle and elegant, with red-fruit flavors complemented by sufficient acidity to enrich its mouthfeel.TECHNICAL NOTES
NOSE: Cinnamon, blueberry pie, currant, light floral, herbaceous.
PALATE: Bright blueberry, tart apple, medium-long finish with medium tannin and balanced acid.