Van Duzer's estate benefits from cooling Pacific winds that help moderate vineyard temperatures, slowing the grape maturation process and lengthening the growing season. Sourcing Pinot Noir from their Homestead Block, the vibrant 2017 "Tradition" displays juicy blackberry and red currant aromas intertwined with underlying cocoa, rosemary, and cedar notes. Spiced clove nuances and soft tannins round out the finish, making the wine an excellent pairing for pork chops drizzled in a cherry sage jus. Take advantage of this generous offer of 57% off!
Member Rating: 91
|Unit Size||750.00 ML
|Appellation||Van Duzer Corridor|
By Van Duzer
2017 Tradition Pinot Noir
Traditions are meant to highlight deeply held concepts, beliefs, and customs. At Van Duzer, we transmit this idea into a limited production of Pinot Noir. Made with old-world stylings and blended with new world methods, this wine gives rise to the traditions of our vineyard and our ongoing commitment to quality and distinction in winemaking.
Over 30-year-old vines from original plantings on the Homestead side of the vineyard are chosen for each vintage. The grapes are harvested separately, with over 40% whole-cluster fermented. Old-world techniques, such as daily "pigeage" or foot-stomping, coupled with 18 months in 75% new French oak barrels, deliver a wine of intriguing complexity and exuberance. We believe this wine evokes a certain sense of time and place at Van Duzer, and we invite you to share in our traditions as we release this allocation to you. Cheers!
Nestled in the Van Duzer Corridor, our vineyard is directly impacted by oceanic influences, keeping us warmer during a cold growing season and cooler during warmer vintages than the rest of the Willamette Valley. Tradition Pinot Noir is grown in the historic homestead block on the east side of the property and protected by a knoll crowning the hilltop. In 2017, optimal growing conditions and favorable weather at the end of the season allowed the fruit to hang until October 10th before picking.
As you raise your glass, a shimmering garnet red color gives way to spices accented with hibiscus and black cherry aromas. A lively entry delivers juicy blackberry and red currant flavors laced with cocoa and cedar. A light minerality and spicy tannins round out this wine on the finish.
TA: 5.40 g./L
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2017 Pinot Noir Tradition
Producer: Van Duzer Vineyards
Place of Origin: United States
Grape/Blend: Pinot Noir
Drinking Window: 2023 - 2031
From: Oregon’s 2019 Pinot Noirs - A Return to Classicism (Feb 2022)
Reviewed By: Josh Raynolds on February 2022
Deep magenta. Highly perfumed red and blue fruit, floral and exotic spice aromas are complemented by suggestions of cola and botanical herbs. Juicy and penetrating in the mouth, offering cherry cola and mulberry flavors underscored by a smoky mineral element. Dusty tannins emerge slowly on a very long, spicy finish that echoes the cola and floral notes.