2016 pinot noir
Filament Vineyard is located high on the east-facing flank of the “Walnut Hill” section of the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. The elevation and east-facing orientation, along with indirect exposure to the cooling winds from the Van Duzer Corridor, result in slow accumulation of sugar, preservation of acidity and development of color and structural compounds. At just 2.4 acres, the site yields surprising complexity as a result of the diverse blend of Dijon and Pommard clones picked and vinified together as a single field blend. The Gelderman soils are of volcanic origin. The farming goes beyond meticulous, suggesting artistic with precise canopy management by Stirling Fox of Stirling Wine Grapes.