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2018 La Linea Pinot Noir - 3 L

2018 La Linea Pinot Noir - 3 L

ONLY THREE PRODUCED

When a single magnum won't do, there is the Jeroboam or Double Magnum (holding four standard bottles of wine). Named for the first biblical king of the northern kingdom of Israel, we only produced three of these incredibly special bottles in 2018.

For the 2018 vintage of La Linea, we blended equal parts Pommard and Dijon 115 from our old-vine estate blocks in the Dundee Hills and bottled them in 3 liter bottles or "jeroboams'. Usually a more “feminine” style paired against L’Altra, this terroir-driven wine is showing us a more bold, robust character this year.

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$395.00
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SKU: 18-LINEA-PN-3L

2018 Vintage Review

Rain and cooler temperatures in spring of 2018 led to a delayed start to the growing season. Budbreak did not occur until mid-April, but thanks to warmer temperatures in late spring, the vines caught up and flowering happened in early June. As a whole, summer was warmer and drier than average, but with no huge heat spikes (i.e. above 100° F) which would have caused the vines to shut down. Veraison (when the Pinot berries turn from green to red) started on August 4th and led to a healthy and steady ripening of the clusters. Harvest was sunny and dry, and we even saw some cooler nights, which helped to retain the natural acidity and slow the accumulation of sugars in the fruit. Altogether, 2018 has the potential to be one of the best quality harvests in the Willamette Valley.  ~Winemaker Dominique Mahé

Wine Specs
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Dundee Hills
Alcohol %
13.1