Holloran Pavillon Vineyard-Dundee Hills AVA Holloran's oldest site, planted between 1972 & 1974. Located in the Red Hills of Dundee, Le Pavillon has volcanic soils (Jory) planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, & Riesling, all own-rooted, on 9’ rows. AVA: Dundee Hills, elevation 580' to 680', primarily south facing.
Elevation of 580' to 680', primarily south facing.
Jory (volcanic, silty clay loam, 5’ to fractured bedrock)
100% destemmed, small fermenters, hand punch down, mix of indigenous and cultured yeasts
18 months in 100% french oak barrels (medium toast), 20% new
Own-rooted Pommard clone Pinot Noir, planted in 1972, is the focal point for a wine rich in texture and detail. The mix of black fruits carries highlights of coffee and char, from aging for 20 months in a small percentage of new French oak. The finish sneaks up on you and lingers gracefully. As with all the Holloran wines, clarity and balance are first and foremost. (WE)
This is also aromatically restrained while reluctantly offering up notes of red cherry, currant, underbrush and briar. Once again there is a sleek mouthfeel to the medium weight flavors that possess a lovely sense of vibrancy, all wrapped in a delicious and lingering finish that possesses the best balance thus far. Yes, there is a hint of asperity but in this case it seems much more likely that it will be capable of aging out successfully.
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