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64 Cases Produced    Tasting Notes Aromas of tropical white flowers that intertwine with hints of honeysuckle, apples, and pineapple that evolve into a creamy texture.  This wine exhibits a soft texture and intensity of fruit that is tensioned nicely with vibrant acidity.    Vineyard Stater Vineyard is owned by Stater and is located in the Dundee ...

2017 Stater Vineyard Pinot Blanc

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64 Cases Produced 

 

Tasting Notes

Aromas of tropical white flowers that intertwine with hints of honeysuckle, apples, and pineapple that evolve into a creamy texture.  This wine exhibits a soft texture and intensity of fruit that is tensioned nicely with vibrant acidity.   

Vineyard

Stater Vineyard is owned by Stater and is located in the Dundee Hills AVA near Dayton, Oregon. With an elevation of 500 to 600 feet this 20 acre organically farmed vineyard has vines spaced at 6’ X 4’ for a vine density of 1815 vines per acre. The site is made up of volcanic based Jory soil.  The vineyard sits on a south facing slope just above Sokol Blosser Vineyard and below Durant Vineyard.

Vintage

The 2017 vintage was yet again one of the warmest growing seasons in recorded history in the Willamette Valley. It began with a very chilly Winter with several major rain and snow events that gave way to a cool and wet early Spring.  Moderate temperatures in late Spring led to ideal growing conditions throughout the region and continued into summer. This culminated in the warmest August in recorded history.  Thankfully, the smoke from the Gorge fire did not cause any smoke taint in the finished wines.  The smoke actually helped filter the intense sunlight and protected the grapes from getting sunburn. The warm days continued into late October which allowed extended hang times with very ripe fruit. Total Degree Days for McMinnville topped out at 2559 with wineries reporting higher yields and little need for extensive hand sorting on the crush line.

Winemaking

The grapes were picked from Stater Vineyard on October 9th and then gently whole cluster pressed. The juice was left to settle in tank overnight and then was racked to french oak.  The juice was left to spontaneously ferment on it's own until dryness and then sulfured and aged for 7 months. The wine was heat and cold stabilized, filtered, and then bottled on May 9th with 835 ppm of carbon dioxide and a pH of 3.29.

 

$25.00In Stock
64 Cases Produced    Tasting Notes Aromas of tropical white flowers that intertwine with hints of honeysuckle, apples, and pineapple that evolve into a creamy texture.  This wine exhibits a soft texture and intensity of fruit that is tensioned nicely with vibrant acidity.    Vineyard Stater Vineyard is owned by Stater and is located in the Dundee ...
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