Aromas of sweet and spicy red berries, fresh cedar and rose petals. The palate is layered and complex.
Hints of red cherry and red currents with a vibrant acidity. Finishing with spicy and sweet berries.
Prince Hill Vineyard is a 34-acre vineyard in Dundee. It was planted to in 1983. The site's red Jory soil. Dick Erath named the vineyard after his son's 1980s music idol, Prince.
10 months in oak.
Food Pairing Notes
Duck a l’orange
2021 was a cool and “classic” Willamette Valley vintage. Moderately cool temperatures
were the common theme throughout the growing season; extending the start of harvest
into late September. Pinot Noir is a varietal that is most expressive when allowed to
hang on the vine until the pinnacle of the growing season, and the 2021 vintage allowed
the grapes to do just that. Bright and sunny days with cool dry nights were observed the
latter half of September and into October giving the grapes the final push to perfect
ripeness. This classically Oregon vintage produced wines with delicate nuanced aromas
and balanced acidity.