Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
110 cases produced. $46
The 2020 release of Titan combines 7-year-old Pommard (33.6%) vines from Bells Up’s estate vineyard (volcanic Jory soil) with Dijon Clones 115 (22.8%) and 777 (43.6%) from Plum Hill Vineyard’s 13-year-old Willamette Valley vines in Gaston. Named for Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major “Titan,” the wine aged 12 months in French oak (32.2% new). The resulting 2020 Titan displays an elegant, earthy quality, with red-fruit flavors complemented by sufficient acidity to enrich its mouthfeel.TECHNICAL NOTES
NOSE: Cherry, raspberry, star anise, caramel, black pepper, dusty rose.
PALATE: Bright with light tartness, medium-long finish with medium tannins and balanced acid, light but chewy texture. Hints of cherry, plums, rhubarb, caramel.
Winerabble Review: On the nose and palate… fresh herbs, cranberry, red cherries, toasted marshmallow, and wisps of campfire smoke, coupled with a full mouthfeel.