2014 Russell Grooters Vineyard Pinot Noir
The wine showcases aromas and flavors of cherry, blackberry, black plum and spice, with hints of cinnamon and sassafras. This sweet yet savory character provides great complexity, with a touch of vanilla and a long, seamless finish.
Russell Grooters Vineyard
At the crest of Savannah Ridge in the Yamhill-Carlton District AVA, Russell-Grooters Vineyard is planted in Wellsdale Loam at 200 – 475 feet of elevation on an uplifted, ancient sea floor. Tall fir trees mark the top of the vineyard and provide natural hunting perches for birds of prey, where a sweeping view of the Willamette Valley opens across the south—from the Coast Range to Oregon hops country and beyond.
The ridge’s east-west orientation combined with its consistent topsoil depth of thirty inches creates a broad southern exposure that ripens fruit evenly throughout the season. Owners Dave Grooters and Robin Russell employ organic farming methods in commitment to producing top-quality grapes. The vineyard is LIVE Certified, (Low Input Viticulture and Enology), which certifies that international standards of sustainability are in place to preserve human and natural resources. We source two clones of Pinot Noir from this property: Dijon 828 and Wädenswil.
||100% Pinot Noir
||Yamhill Carlton District
||17 months in barrel
||Now through 2030