The “Un” Pinot blends multiple organic vineyard sites throughout the valley, with 2018 putting particular emphasis on the biodynamically farmed Johan Vineyard. In the cellar Kate and Tom combine tradition with creative twists. Some lots are fermented semi-carbonically — what gives Beaujolais its joyous berry-tinged energy — while others receive a more conventional whole-cluster approach. The wine is aged for nine months in French and Austrian oak barrels (about 15% new). This year the winemakers tried something new, transferring the wine to concrete tanks to harmonize for one month before bottling. Minimal sulfite additions. 13.6% alcohol.
Willamette Valley, OR