Something magical happened here—usually, vineyards are fermented separately and blended afterward. In Violin's Polk County 2019, two exquisite vineyards (Justice and Lewman) were co-fermented, then blended with one of our favorites, Sojeau. The process brought out all the strengths of each vineyard into one magical whole, a complete package of Pinot noir. Bright red and sexy, a huge succulent mouthful of delicious fruit, quiet power and undeniable elegance. Confidently stated: the best sub-$40 Willamette Valley Pinot noir available. -Marcus
Winemaker Will: For my palate, the most elegant wine of the vintage. The co-ferment of Justice and Lewman produced four barrels (one new), the balance of two barrels from Sojeau. Combined as a blend in December of 2019 after almost 15 months on lees, spending an additional month in tank before bottling on January 20, 2020.
Striking dark cherry against lavender, rose petal and bramble. Laser focus on entry, with freshness and exuberance guiding the palate. The concentration and power of Sojeau provides lovely framework for the ethereal fruit core of Justice/Lewman, and together form the sort of taught and mouthwatering package that makes Pinot noir such a pleasure to savor and drink.