2015 King Estate Croft Pinot Noir

2015 King Estate Croft Pinot Noir

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Tasting Notes

Croft has been a King Estate partnering vineyard since 1992 and is widely respected as one of the premier vineyards in the Willamette Valley. This 2015 vintage Pinot Noir has a dark crimson color with a pretty nose of ripe red fruits like raspberry and ripe cherries. There are pleasing secondary aromas of forest floor, black tea and cigar box. The palate comes alive with focused flavors of fresh cherries, raspberry and earth notes, framed by a pleasant note of freshly baked bread. This wine has firm tannins and balanced acidity that can be enjoyed now and until 2030.

Vineyard Notes

Located west of Salem, Oregon, near Monmouth, Croft Vineyard has been a King Estate partnering vineyard since 1992. These southeast facing slopes sit at 400 feet in elevation on a bed of Bellpine soils. Pinot Noir from Croft Vineyard consistently boasts a bouquet of blueberry and strawberry aromas, framed by a rich mouthfeel, and soft, chewy tannins.

Winemaker Notes

Whole clusters are destemmed then cold soaked for 48 hours with daily pump overs. Juice is then saigneed at 10% for further concentration of flavor and color. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel open top tanks with daily punch downs. Aged for 14 Months in 30% new French Oak barrels.

Technical Notes

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