2019 Division Pinot Noir "Deux"
Eola-Amity Hills AVA
The Willamette Valley is a perfect match for Pinot Noir, a variety that seems to show its best on the fringes of suitable grape farming area. We believe that Eola Springs Vineyard, Division’s very first vineyard, and the single-vineyard source of our Pinot Noir “Deux”, is one of the best vineyards for Pinot Noir anywhere in the U.S. What makes Eola Springs special to us is not just its place in our history, but its place in the Willamette Valley’s wine growing history. Eola Springs was originally planted in 1972 to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon and Muscat. The Cabernet Sauvignon is long gone, but the Farmhouse block, consisting of Pinot Noir planted between 1980 and 1990 on its own roots is the focus of our Pinot Noir “Deux”. We are smitten for this site and the resulting wines every year, but it is also bittersweet. While the wine quality has benefited significantly in the past three years from Eola Springs conversion to Biodynamically principled farming, the steady march of Phylloxera has really begun to affect yields and farming costs to the point where some of these historic old vines will need to be pulled in the upcoming years.
Alc 13.8%, pH 3.62, 135 cases produced