The sweet fruit and floral bouquet precedes similar notes on the palate that are nicely framed with soft and textured tannins. The finish is framed by pleasing acidity and a hint of spice.
Seven vineyards planted on different types of volcanic soil are represented in the 2010 Deux Verres Pinot Noir: Bella Vida 14.77% (Dundee Hills, volcanic); En Gedi & McDaniel 11.08% (Eola-Amity Hills, volcanic); La Colina 18.46% (Dundee Hills, volcanic); Nysa 10.46% (Dundee Hills, volcanic); Olson 30.47% (Dundee Hills, volcanic); Whybra 7.38% (Willamette Valley, volcanic) and Varga 7.38% (Eola-Amity Hills, volcanic). The grapes were harvested from multiple clones: 26.77% Pommard, 3.69% Wadensvil, 1.85% Coury selection, 18.46% Dijon 114, 9.23% Dijon 113, 16.62% Dijon 667, 12.3% Dijon 115 and 11.08% Dijon 777. The hand sorted fruit was naturally fermented in small fermentors for 12-15 days, with up to three punch downs a day. It was then racked to a variety of French oak barrels - 25.85% new, 18.46% 1 year old and 22.15% 2 years old and 33.54% neutral - where it rested before it was racked in May. After the blend was finalized in September, the wine was racked again and returned to barrel to mature for another six months. In total, the wine was aged for 17 months.