The Joel Gott 2016 Oregon, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir has aromas of cranberry, red raspberry, Bing cherries and cola with notes of sandalwood. On the palate, bright red fruit flavors and acidity lead to soft, velvety tannins on the mid-palate and a long, elegant finish.
We sourced the fruit for this wine from the Eola-Amity Hills and Yamhill-Carlton appellations within Oregonâ€™s Willamette Valley, where ideal growing conditionsâ€” similar to those of Burgundy, Franceâ€”produce world-class Pinot Noir. Fruit from the Eola-Amity Hills appellation adds great color, concentration and tannin structure to the wine. The regionâ€™s cool climate stresses the vines, creating smaller, more concentrated fruit clusters that yield more complex, flavorful wines. Hillside vineyards planted in the Yamhill-Carlton appellation are on Willakenzie soil, an ancient soil type found only in this area that drains well, allowing for longer hang time and better flavor development.