2007 Battle Creek Pinot Noir -- Erath Winery Shopping Cart
-- A sweet, juicy and succulent dance that builds in mouthwatering intensity through the endless flavorfilled finish.
Unabashed aromas of spice and vanilla-scented cherry pie burst from the glass as you swirl this ruby beauty. Cranberry and sassafras entertain the palate with a sweet, juicy and succulent dance that builds in mouthwatering intensity through the endless flavorfilled finish.
-Gary Horner, Winemaker
Battle Creek Vineyard lies within the serene rolling hills of the Willamette Valley. The temperate climate and nutrient rich, well-drained volcanic soil create an ideal environment for the vineyard’s sole varietal, Pinot Noir, to flourish.
The vineyard is divided into separate blocks of Pinot Noir; each with select clones and rootstocks, diverse microclimates, slope, and elevations. Erath sources fruit from 50 acres in the vineyard that are planted to eight Pinot Noir clones, including the Coury clone, one of the region’s oldest.
During the growing season Battle Creek vineyard enjoys long, sunny and warm afternoons frequented by cool coastal breezes, creating a climate that prolongs maturation and allows the fruit to develop rich flavor profiles and complexity while maintaining the natural acidity. The combination of these growing conditions allows the winemaker to blend a wine that captures the depth and sophistication of Pinot Noir.
Warm, fine conditions in early summer offered fruit a great start to the growing season. Cooler weather and periodic rains from late August to October made for a challenging harvest; however the vineyards were monitored very closely and selectively harvested to ensure grape quality and flavor balance.
Cooler weather allowed the grapes to develop optimal fruit flavors while maintaining its characteristic food-friendly acidity. Fruit development under these climate conditions occurs at lower sugar levels, resulting in wines with less alcohol and a soft, complex profile.
Overall, the 2007 vintage yielded some classic, high quality wines that remind us why Oregon has become a world-class wine region.
Appellation: Willamette Valley
Vineyards: Battle Creek
Clones: Coury clone 90%, 777 10%
Barrel Regime: 14 months in 40% new French oak
Harvest Date: October 14, 2007
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