Pinot Noir, Holloran Vineyard Wines 'La Colina'
In 2013, the warm summer and late rains required very strong viticulture practices to create great wines. Removing leaves on both sides of the vines to expose fruit was critical to increase airflow and hang through the significant storms. Aged 18 months in 20% new French oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally.
A nose of dark black cherry against an earthy backdrop is accentuated by aromas of wild mushrooms. The palate shows nice richness, with a touch of earthiness. Holding the wine in your mouth displays ample midpalate depth, with nice complexity and ripe fruit flavors. The finish is offset by crisp acid and well integrated tannins. Pairs beautifully with Cornish Game Hen Stuffed with Wild Rice and Mushroom.
La Colina vineyard is in the Dundee Hills AVA. It is located in the southern portion of the Dundee Hills, just north & west of Lafayette OR. The block of La Colina that we make wine from faces southeast, and is planted to Pinot Noir Dijon Clone 114.
Only 147 cases produced.