Jigsaw 2017 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
Item Number: 13943
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Willamette Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Total Acidity: 5.9 g/L
Case Production: 1,847
Winemaking Notes: The fruit was 100% destemmed with a high percentage of whole berries to 1.5 ton and seven ton open top fermenters. Cold soak lengths of an average of seven days ensured gentle yet thorough extraction of color and flavor. The small lots were fermented for an average of twelve days, and hand punched or pumped over two to three times daily. The wine was aged eighteen months before being blended, filtered, and bottled.
2017 Vintage Notes: A snowy winter gave way to a relatively cool and wet spring, and bud break in Oregon started in mid-April, resulting in the utterance of the word “normal” by winemakers around the Willamette Valley for the first time in years. A cool month of June pushed the bloom window to right around the summer solstice, coinciding with a warming event that produced complete flowering and an excellent fruit set. In July, August, and early September, the weather was hot and dry, but a mid-September cooling trend slowed ripening at the final moments, allowing for additional hang time and flavor development while keeping the wines in perfect balance until harvest began in early October.
Tasting Notes: The unique pieces of the Willamette Valley’s distinctive terroir fit seamlessly together in the 2017 Jigsaw Pinot Noir. Crafted to be at once approachable and expressive of its place, the 2017 Jigsaw opens with classic aromatics of black cherry and sarsaparilla. The palate is energetic, with fresh flavors of black raspberry and pie spice wrapped in velveteen tannins. The finish is long and vivid, with hints of amarena cherry and cola. Ready to drink now, with the finesse and restraint to cellar.