2008 Spirithouse Pinot Noir Magnum (1.5L)
- Vineyards Knudsen Vineyard
- AVA Dundee Hills AVA
- Alcohol % by VOL. 14.0%
- Winemaker Rollin Soles and Andrew Davis
The Savvy Collector
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Wine Geek Companion
When planted in 2000, Pinot Noir at Knudsen Vineyard in Dundee represented the highest density plantings ever in the Willamette Valley. There, the fruit destined for Sprithouse is at the highest elevation blocks, at the margins of viability for ripening.
The 2008 growing season was a “late bloomer”. A very dry, cold Spring delayed flowering until July rather than the traditional June time frame. August brought needed rainfall—more rain in August than any one month of March, April or May. As usually happens, the predicted rain in October was called off, and dry Indian Summer weather took hold. Ripening and picking occurred at a nice even pace. Our last day of picking was October 29th.
93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
“The fruit for the 2008 Spirithouse Pinot Noir was sourced from the Knudsen Vineyard in Dundee Hills. It's a bit tighter then the Nuthouse but possesses all the right stuff for a graceful evolution of 5-7 years. Concentrated, focused, and beautifully balanced, it should easily achieve its 20th birthday in fine form .” – J.M.
93 Points, Wine Spectator
"Light, with a savory edge to the panoply of raspberry, chamomile and floral flavors, remaining vivid and focused through the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2019." - H.S., Oct. 26, 2011