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2014 Ancient Waters Pinot Noir

2014 Ancient Waters Pinot Noir
2014 Ancient Waters Pinot Noir

ABOUT ANCIENT WATERS PINOT NOIR

One of our proprietary blends, Ancient Waters sources the highest quality fruit from Wapato Ridge Vineyard and the famed Shea Vineyard. Ancient Waters' name is derived from the marine sedimentary soils in which the vines are planted. Ancient Waters is a powerful wine that showcases the intense flavors possible in Pinot Noirs from the Willamette Valley.

WINEMAKING PROCESS

ROCO Pinot Noir is handpicked and then chilled overnight to 38 degrees fahrenheit in our large cold room. The chilled bunches are gently de--stalked and the whole berries fall into smal 1.6 ton open frementers. The berries soak for ten days before beginning ferment with our proprietary, house--cultured indigenous wine yeast. Soaking allows gentle extraction of color and flavor from the berry skin, and not the bitter-tasting seeds. The fermentations are hand punched twice a day to mix the skins and fermenting juices. Ferments are allowed to reach about 28 degrees celsius. A post-fermentation soak occurs until the wine is just right for removing from the skins and seeds. At that time the ferment is gently pressed in our modern tank press. The young wine is sent to barrel for malolactic fermentation to soften the acidity and to add further complexity, than racked once to mix of new and three-year-old, tight-grained, French oak barrels. The wines are aged in barrel for 18 or more months before bottling.

2014 VINTAGE NOTES

The 2014 growing season started out beautifully and stayed that way to the end. The gentle warm weather allowed the grape flowers to pollenate in large numbers resulting in many grape clusters. The summer was dry and sunny but ended in some rain. These cold rain events at the end of August and mid September were very welcomed. The precipitation perked the vines up delivering extraordinary fruit. The fruit was harvested from September 11th to October 5th. The sparkling wine grapse showed ripe fruit and high acidity.

94 James Suckling

93 Wine Enthusiast

92 Wine Spectator

WINEMAKER TASTING NOTES

This wine has a complex cornucopia of toasted French oak, marionberry, vanilla, coriander and Malabar peppercorn on the nose with underpinnings of perfectly cured meat. The palate is full of ripe dates, black raspberries and caramelized sugar. Pure velvet mouth-feel with a finish that has a lovely persistence of fruit and spice.

-Rollin Soles, Winemaker

Vintage2014
Varietal100% Pinot Noir
AppellationYamhill-Carlton AVA
VineyardWapato Vineyard & Shea Vineyard
Aging18 Months
Alcohol14.50%
Volume750 ml

94 James Suckling

"Aromas of dried strawberries, stones and hints of cherries . Medium body, beautiful of fruit and fine yet polished tannins. Persistent finish. Excellent. Serious. Drink or hold." -J.S., 11/16

93 Wine Enthusiast

"This intriguing new cuvée showcases the mineral-driven terrior of the contributing vineyards, chosen for soils derived from ancient seabeds. It's chewy minerality wraps around tight blackberries enhanced with lick of dark chocolate threading through stiffening tannins." -P.G., 04/17

92 Wine Spectator

"Dark and complex, with a focused structure, dark plum and spicy cinnamon aromas and complex flavors of boysenberry, smoky beef and tea that linger toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2022." -T.F., 4/17

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