Kelley Fox Weber Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018
Kelley Fox Wines
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Country United States
Appellation Dundee Hills A.V.A.
Wine Type Still - Red
Varietals Pinot Noir
Vineyard A beautiful vineyard just down Worden Hill Road from Maresh Vineyard. The vines in this block were planted in 1983 on their own roots.
Soil classic, red Jory (volcanic with silt, clay, and loam)
Viticulture "For the Pinot, there are two blocks with which I work. By far the largest parcel is 1983 franc de pied Pommard vines in the southeast corner of the vineyard. The vines are bordered on the east by forest and on the south by a line of huge and magnificent Oregon oak trees. I also take an acre of 1987 franc de pied Pommard in the northeast corner. This, too, is bordered by the same forest on the east and a huge patch of wild blackberries on the north. I also make a skin-contact Pinot gris from a block between the two Pinot blocks I take. The soil is the classic, red Jory (volcanic with silt, clay, and loam). Andy Humphrey has managed this vineyard as a dear a friend to the Webers for a long time, and everything about this vineyard has good energy."
Vinification 50% whole cluster pressed and aged in neutral Burgundy barrels (228L) made from tight-grain French forests.
Production 194 cases
Notes "This Pinot is from self-rooted, old vines at Weber Vineyard (which used to be a part of the Maresh family until it was sold to their dear friend, the late Art Weber). This bottling has a high quality to price ratio being comprised one of the historical vineyards in the classic Dundee Hills. Typical of the this viticultural area, the Weber has a nose of lovely red berries, most notably, strawberries, and a beautiful silky texture and long finish. It has good acidity and will age for at least ten years nicely. Because there is no new oak influence or other flavour and tannin manipulations, this wine is very purely singing of this inimitable place in Oregon." - Kelley Fox
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