A blend of Holloran sites throughout Willamette including La Chenaie and Le Pavillion La Cheaie is located near Salem, Oregon, in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Le Chenaie is a 103 acre site with 18 acres producing, and 8 more in the process of being planted. Here we grow Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Tempranillo, all on resistant rootstocks. The rows are 6’ wide, so each acre contains between 1400 & 2200 plants. Planted beginning in 2001, the soils are volcanic - Jory, Gelderman and Ritner. Elevations are 460' to 585', with aspects of South, Southeast and Southwest. AVA is Eola-Amity Hills, so the site is influenced by the afternoon breezes from the Van Duzer corridor in the coastal ra Le Pavillion is 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.
Small lot processing and fermentations are followed by very gentle pressing, to provide for purity of flavors and support development of complex aromas.
11 months in 20% new French oak
This is really quite aromatically pretty with its cool and pure array of various red berry fruit scents that include notes of cherry, raspberry and a hint of cranberry along with subtle spice and herbal tea nuances. The sleek and attractively vibrant flavors possess good delineation before terminating in a delicious, dusty, clean and dry-in-the-best-sense finale that offers good persistence if only average depth. 88/2019+
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