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2018 Sun Break Wines Ariane Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.29, TA 0.67, 67 cases, $29. 100% Dijon clone 777. 100% whole cluster fermentation. Aged 16 months in older French oak barrels. No sulfites added. Racked once at assemblage. Cross flow filtered. · Dark garnet color in the glass. Alluring aromas of currant, blackberry, spice, sap and sous-bois. Very juicy and agreeable in a mid-weight style with charming fruits that cascade over the palate. The most tannin of the three 2018 Sun Break Pinot Noirs is evident, yet complimentary. This wine sports mpressive harmony with a very long, black grape-infused finish. Score: 93. Reviewed November 12, 2020 ARTICLE »

2018 Sun Break Wines Colette Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.9% alc., pH 3.39, TA 0.59, 76 cases, $29. Pommard, Wadenswil and Dijon 667 clones. 100% de-stemmed. No extended maceration. Aged 10 months in older French oak barrels. No sulfites added. No racking until assemblage prior to bottling. Cross flow filtered. · Dark garnet color in the glass. Very shy aromas of blackberry and black currant fruits. Midweight plus in style, offering a flood of purple and black berry fruits infused with a slight hint of oak in the background. Plush on the palate with great purity of flavor, showing unpretentious tannins and good brightness. The finish is modest but satisfying. Score: 90. Reviewed November 12, 2020 ARTICLE »

2018 Sun Break Wines Marie-Paule Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., pH 3.50, TA 0.61, 156 cases, $29. Pommard, Wadenswil and Dijon 114, 667 and 777 clones. 50% de-stemmed and 50% whole cluster. No extended maceration. Aged 16 months in older French oak barrels. No sulfites added. Racked once at assemblage prior to bottling. Cross flow filtered. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Delicate aromas of blackberry, black currant and sweet tobacco. Well-endowed with lavish, dark fruits that offer more pop and finishing length than that found n the Colette bottling. There is a little more, but not intrusive, tannic spine evident. Score: 91. Reviewed November 12, 2020 ARTICLE »

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