2017 Muirfield Pinot Noir

This wine was made from our finest estate grown grapes, our Muirfield block, planted to own-rooted Wädenswil clone. Priced to reflect our highest quality grapes selected down to the individual berry, new barrels, and extremely low availability, this wine will grace a special occasion dinner. 

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SKU: 2017 Block Series Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Chehalem Mountains
Supple, velvety tannins, medium body, and delicate acidity
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Hibiscus Flower, Strawberry, and Rhubarb
Vineyard Notes
The Muirfield vineyard was the first block planted on our property in the early eighties. This type of self-rooted Pinot Noir clone is disappearing from the Willamette Valley, and is being rapidly replaced by root-stock plantings. We are fortunate to have a few acres of own-rooted vines that still produce this quality of wine. The Muirfield block produces the purest example of what our vineyard can do in any given year.
Winemaker Notes
I really love to make wines like this. It's like pulling off a magic trick without fully understanding how it works, and then somehow doing it again the following year. I hope this limited reserve bottling of our oldest and dearest block of Pinot Noir will bring you some of the mysterious delight that it continues to bring to us here at Hawks View. - Winemaker, Don Crank III
281 Cases

Vintage Notes
The 2017 vintage began cold and rainy during flowering in our estate blocks. This rain reduced the size and number of clusters at fruit set. The reliably dry summer months finished with heat extremes in August that shut the vines down once temperatures rose above 90 degrees and caused some grape dehydration. Harvest however began under ideal conditions in late September with grapes for Sparkling Rose, White Pinot, and the Pinot gris, followed by receiving Pinot noir for red wine production over the next two weeks. The end of October saw the last fruit of the season at perfect ripeness. In the cellar as the Pinot Noirs emerged from fermentation, bright cherry and floral notes were prevalent from the older blocks and intense blackberry notes from the younger Dijon clones.