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Today's offer is a collaborative effort between Mark Vlossak, founder of St. Innocent Winery, and Tim and Karen Ramey, owners of the Zenith Vineyard. Since 2006, Vlossak has been making a Pinot Noir cuvée under his label from the Rameys' famed vineyard site and had a financial interest in a winemaking facility on the property. A 30-year veteran of the business, Vlossak recently decided he wanted to scale back his winemaking efforts. To that end, he sold his interest in the winery and has plans to reduce his annual production by almost half.
St. Innocent produces small lot, handmade wines in the Old World tradition – in other words, wines intended to go with food. The estate vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills is planted to 16 acres of Pinot Noir. The winery has also worked closely with eight different growers, leasing specific blocks of vineyards to produce terroir-specific wines. Zenith Vineyard is located 9 miles northwest of Salem, set on old sedimentary soils in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. It has a terroir ideal for the cultivation of complex, layered and elegant Pinots. Today's wine offers hedonistic aromatics which range between red and dark fruits accented with earthy notes. There is a wonderful freshness as bright flavors of cranberries, pomegranate and red currants are laced with cigar ash and forest floor flavors. This is another outstanding effort by St. Innocent. (winery notes) Check out the press!
92 points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"...This wine is a standout among St. Innocent's 2015 Pinots. It's firm, dark and toasty, with full-flavored black-cherry fruit accented with dense veins of espresso, charred nuts and chocolate. The structure supports those dark notes, and the chewy tannins and lengthy finish amplify them. Drink now through 2028." (12/1/17)
Producer Name: St. Innocent
Old/New World: New World
Country of Origin: United States
Sub-Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation: Eola-Amity Hills
Village/Vineyard/Climat: Zenith Vineyard
Quality Designation: AVA
Grape Varietals: Pinot Noir 100%
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Medium Body Red
Winemaker: Mark Vlossak
Pack/Size: 12/750 ml
Container Type: Dark Green Burgundy Style Bottle
Closure Style: Natural Cork