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2020 Whole Cluster Pinot Noir
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2020 Whole Cluster Pinot Noir

Years ago, Founder Jim Bernau began experimenting with Pinot Noir by gently dropping hand-picked whole clusters in a chilled stainless fermenter, pushing all the oxygen out with CO2 and sealing the vessel tight. What happened next was magical — the berries started to swell and turn pink. When they burst, they released the most aromatic, fermenting Pinot Noir.


Accolades:
91 points & Editors' Choice - Wine Enthusiast
90 points - Wilfred Wong, wine.com


On the Nose:
Characterized by the winemaking process that focuses on pure fruit expression, the wine opens with aromas of blackberry, cherry and raspberry accented by subtle savory spice and vanilla.

On the Palate:
Indicative of the warm and even growing season, the palate is rich, coating and leads to juicy flavors that mirror aromas with the addition of dark chocolate and mocha that flow into soft, round finish with balancing acidity.

Food Pairings:
Our most versatile Pinot Noir for food pairing, this wine lends itself well to sweet and tangy BBQ dishes, sushi, spicy Asian and Indian dishes, wood-fired flatbreads, gourmet burgers and salmon. Try serving slightly chilled on a warm summer evening.

Peak Drinkability:
2021 - 2024

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Willamette Valley
Alcohol %
13.5

"Wines made with consideration for the environment, employees and community simply taste better."

Jim Bernau, Founder/Winegrower

Whole Cluster Pinot Noir:

Years ago, Founder Jim Bernau began experimenting with Pinot Noir by gently dropping hand-picked whole clusters in a chilled stainless fermenter, pushing all the oxygen out with CO2 and sealing the vessel tight. What happened next was magical — the berries started to swell and turn pink. When they burst, they released the most aromatic, fermenting Pinot Noir.

The stylistic vision of this wine captures pure Pinot Noir fruit with beautiful depth and structure through whole cluster fermentation and carbonic maceration. The wine is balanced, refreshing and versatile for countless food pairings.

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Founded in 1983 by Oregon native Jim Bernau with the dream of creating world-class Pinot Noir,
Willamette Valley Vineyards has grown from a bold idea into one of the region’s leading wineries, earning the title “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine

 

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