Pinot Noir, State of Mind
No one had to twist the SOM team’s arms to make a Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley. Pinot is probably the varietal we all drink the most, which means we all have personal feelings regarding how our ideal bottle should taste. One thing we can all agree on, however, is that our ideal wine should be a pure expression of the vineyard where it’s grown. This means the fruit is meticulously cared for, the fermentation carried out naturally, and the wine is not overpowered by oak. This wineticks all of these boxes and more, aided by their good friends at the L.S. Vineyard in Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills, where the Chardonnay is also grown.