2017 Cedar & Salmon Pinot Noir
2017 Cedar & Salmon Pinot Noir Brimming with fresh blackberry and plum aromas, our Willamette Valley Pinot Noir gains earth and herb nuances with time. Ripe red plums and red cherries dominate the smooth palate, accented by a dash of herbs.
Due to a warm spring and early bud break, along with moderate summer temperatures, Willamette Valley saw the earliest vintage ever for Pinot Noir. The fruit was of high quality and was harvested at the optimal ripeness and balance. Gentle handling at the winery retained freshness and preserved the texture sought after in Pinot Noir. The juice was fermented on the skins for 15-20 days at 80-90F, then gently pressed to stainless steel for settling. The wine was then aged in a mixture of oak and stainless steel for seven months before being racked clean prior to blending and bottling.
Versatile and food-friendly, this Willamette Valley Pinot Noir pairs well with a vegetarian risotto with stewed tomatoes and Taleggio cheese, roasted pork with a cranberry glaze, or grilled salmon with a brown sugar crust.
Capturing the region’s authenticity and allure, Cedar + Salmon wines honor the unique spirit of the Pacific Northwest and give cause for celebration. Known for an abundance of natural resources, a harmonious relationship has long existed between the land and its people. Carefully cultivated farms and vineyards grown in mineral rich soils produce wines that exude the essence of the region’s diverse environment. Balanced and versatile, these food-friendly wines deliver bright fruit flavors with a well-rounded finish.