2013 Bradley Pinot Noir

2013 Bradley Pinot Noir


Since moving to Elkton in 2002, to grow and make cool climate wines, the Bradley Vineyard has been an important grape source. The vineyard planted in 1983 by John and Bonnie Bradley is on a west facing bench one mile east of Elkton. The vine cuttings were obtained from Ken Thomason, the pioneer of modern viticulture for Elkton, who identified our perfect climate for pinot noir and cool climate whites and began planting his vineyard in 1972. The Bradley soils are ancient alluvial siltstone and sandstone laid down by the Umpqua River. In March of 2013 the TTB approved the 17th and newest Oregon AVA, Elkton Oregon. We have always sourced our grapes from the cooler northern reaches of the Umpqua Valley and with our new home AVA we will look to feature more Elkton Oregon bottlings. 

This wine has a lovely ruby garnet hue. This wadensvil clone of pinot noir has aromas highlighted by Queen Anne cherries, cranberry, tea rose petals and blackberries with a background of warm cinnamon and clove spice.  The cherries dominate the palate with hints of ripe plums filling all gaps of this seamless wine. This wine is supple and well balanced with a hit of tart acidity. The mouth feel is moderate and the underlying tannins.

The structure of this wine will compliment grilled meat and fowl, from burgers to brined chicken stuffed with herbs, lemon and garlic. 

Production: 168 cases
Alcohol:  13.9%ABV
Total Acidity:  6.8g/L
pH:  3.55

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