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2018 La Colina Vineyard Dundee Hills AVA Oregon Pinot Noir

$104.99
$629.94 6 x 750ml bottle
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  • FOOD PAIRING
    FOOD PAIRING
    Roast turkey, crispy duck breast, rack of lamb, truffle and mushroom tagliatelle.
  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Textured & Savoury
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Burgundy-obsessed Pinotphiles should know about this wine.
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
La Colina plays big sister to La Sierra, a more powerful, concentrated and complex expression from mature vines in Dundee Hills AVA. 
 
LIVE-certified sustainable vineyard

La Sierra and La Colina are both LIVE-certified vineyards. LIVE wines are independently certified from the vineyards, meeting strict international standards for environmentally and socially responsible winegrowing and winemaking in the Pacific Northwest.

 
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A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKERS

“La Colina plays the confident diva here with a wine full of power and passion.”

SERVING TEMPERATURE | 13 - 18°

CELLAR POTENTIAL | 2033

TASTING NOTES

A brooding wine with dark berries and sour cherry brightened by floral perfume and a spark of cranberry. There is spicy complexity, with notes of licorice and dried herbs wrapped in silky tannin.

SEASON

It was another in a string of good vintages in Dundee Hills. Spring and summer were warm and very dry. A welcome rain event at the end of summer revived vines and spirits and the cool autumn that followed was an ideal end to the season, allowing steady, slow final ripening. An unusually high amount of sunshine helped build color and complexity and keep vine diseases at bay. Our Pinot harvest was conducted in perfect cool, dry conditions in mid-late September.

WINEMAKING

The fruit was handpicked, chilled and destemmed then sorted. The must was fermented in small open fermenters and plunged by hand. We chose not to include any whole bunches so that the wine would be a pure reflection of La Colina fruit. The new wine was gravity-fed to barrels in the underground cellar, where it matured for 11 months in a mix of old and new barrels from a selection of Burgundian coopers.

 
THE VINEYARD

THE VINEYARD

La Colina Vineyard

Planted exclusively to Pinot Noir in 1999, La Colina has the Dundee Hills AVA’s famous Jory soils, which are noted for wines of deep colour, heightened perfume, earthy depth and silky texture. The vineyard is certified in the Pacific Northwest’s rigorous LIVE sustainability program.




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THE TIER

THE TIER

Single Vineyard

SPECIAL OCCASIONS • GIFTING

These rare single vineyard wines are only released in the finest vintages as the best of the best from our carefully managed vineyards.

The labels each feature a collection of objects from the vineyard the wine was grown.

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THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

The Artwork

Jory Soil, Blackberry Flower, Obsidian

Planted at the foot of south-east facing slopes in the Dundee Hills AVA, Willamette’s original vineyard area, La Colina Vineyard has deep red Jory soils of decomposed basalt that are perfect for growing Pinot Noir grapes.

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