2013 Love Puppets Pinot Noir-SOLD OUT-watch for the release of our 2014 vintage!

2013 Love Puppets Pinot Noir-SOLD OUT-watch for the release of our 2014 vintage!


2013 was a generally warm vintage in Oregon, whose most significant seasonal events for grape ripening was late September rains, followed by a long, warm, dry October. Growing grapes in our cooler climates allowed us to take advantage of the warm October conditions and bring in beautiful fruit mid month. Love Puppets is a composition emphasizing our most desirable pinot lots from dry farmed vineyards. The northern reach of the Umpqua Valley is cooler and the soils are typically heavier clays than those found further south. We believe dry farmed vineyards produce more concentrated fruit, expressing their sense of place. So, what you will find in your glass is a marriage of our favorite places including our own Estate.

The fruit aromas emphasize cooler climate pinot noir notes of blueberries, pomegranate and tart cherries. The bouquet is an herb garden framed by tea roses and orange zest. The flavors continue with ample blueberry notes followed by sweet cherry pie and allspice. The mouth feel is medium full with pleasing texture and a zingy cleansing finish, displaying the ample crisp acidity. As the wine warms, you will begin to find some vanilla and clove notes both in the bouquet and flavors.

This wine’s acidity will allow great service with fatty terrines, glazed salmon, and roast lamb with our favorite, virgin olive oil, rosemary, garlic and black pepper.

Production: 168 cases
Alcohol: 13.6%ABV
Total Acidity: 6.6g/L
pH: 3.47

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