' Fullerton Wines - 2014 Croft Vineyard Pinot Noir

2014 Croft Vineyard Pinot Noir

A pure and elegant take on the 2014 vintage with deep, dark fruits, and a pantry of baking spices. Earth and floral undertones add intriguing layers.

Purchase

$55.00 per Bottle
 

Description

A portion of this wine fermented in open-top tanks, and a smaller fraction fermented in rotator barrels. In total, 40% whole clusters were used. The wine was cold-soaked for seven days, and fermentation lasted for two weeks, yielding three weeks of total maceration. For the open-top tanks, a mixture of punch-downs and pump-overs were used in conjunction with two rack-and-returns during the course of fermentation. For the barrel fermentations, the barrels were spun twice daily, and rack-and-returns were performed on select barrels. The wine was aged in 25% new French oak. The balance between the tannins and refreshing acidity suggest that this wine will age beautifully.

Ratings

93 points - Wine Review Online (RC)
Here's a plush Oregon Pinot Noir -- not words generally found in the same sentence together -- and it shows the warm 2014 growing season on the northwest coast. Black cherry and red plum lead the aroma profile, with pie spice and a little fennel in the background. The palate shows a rich texture, and a supple grip carries the promise of the nose through a long finish that brings some sweet oak notes forward. This is a fine solo glass of Pinot Noir.
92 points - International Wine Report
91 points - Purely Domestic Wine Report
90 points - Vinous

Download Wine Notes
Vintage 2014
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation Willamette Valley
Acid TA 5.3 g/L
PH 3.68
Aging 25% new French oak, 31.25% second fill, 12.5% third fill, 31.25% neutral French oak
Alcohol % 13.5
Size 750 ml