2018 Hope Well Pinot Noir
Planted 2008 * Eola-Amity Hills AVA * Elevation: 350ft
Perched on the Eastern flank of the Eola-Amity Hills is Hope Well, which is a vineyard, a farm, and the home of renowned regenerative agriculturalist Mimi Casteel of the Bethel Heights Casteel family. Hope Well is oftentimes more of a philosophy or a thoughtful experiment than it is an actual commercial vineyard in feel. Although Mimi sells beautiful fruit to a handful of high-end Willamette Valley wine producers, she also makes a few barrels under her own label. At the vineyard, goats, ducks, llamas, chickens, and gardens meld effortlessly into the viticultural landscape, where Mimi practices an über organic form of agriculture. Her aim is to help reduce and capture carbon emissions as well as regenerate our soils and their biodiversity.
Josh Bergström's Notes
The 2018 vintage is our first time working with Mimi and her vineyard, in what will hopefully be a long and fruitful friendship. The 2018 Hope Well Pinot Noir is a gorgeous, light ruby red colored wine which possesses a fantastic, elegant perfume of red fruits, savory herbs, wild flowers, and sweet, delicate spices. The wine is as pretty as the place from where it comes. Its enticing aromas lead directly into a succulently sweet wine that is juicy and vibrant, with great precision of tender red fruits and a delicate floral expression. There is a fine-grained, serious tannic backbone that makes this wine very charming now and promises years of drinking potential ahead. Drink 2020 - 2028+. Alcohol: 12.8%
|Wine Style||Red Wine|