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Oregon Wine Merchants USD 45.50 750ml

Van Duzer Estate Pinot Noir Westside Blocks Willamette Valley 2008

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The vines planted on the steep terrain of Van Duzers Westside Bowl in 2001 have come into their own as the source of rich, ripe Pinot Noir grapes. the distinctive style has been captured with the 2005 vintage, in the release of the first block-designate named for the Westside Block.Daytime heat is contained in the west-facing bowl, which also benefits from more sunlight than the rest of the Van Duver estate. "This new designate represents the difference that 200 degree days can have on Pinot Noir wine," said Jim Kakacek, winemaker. Kakacek based his Westside blend on select barrels representing the five Pinot Noir clones planted there and the most promising sections of that vineyard block. "It is a distinctively different style of Pinot Noir that deserves its own label."

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Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Van Duzer Vineyards:
Van Duzer Vineyards is the first in the Willamette Valley to benefit from the cool Pacific breezes that flow nightly through the Van Duzer Corridor to the interior of the valley. The Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris planted on the vineyards in the foothills of the Van Duzer Corridor flourish in the cool-weather growing conditions where they develop a purity of fruit flavor, complexity and pleasing bal... Read more
Van Duzer Vineyards is the first in the Willamette Valley to benefit from the cool Pacific breezes that flow nightly through the Van Duzer Corridor to the interior of the valley. The Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris planted on the vineyards in the foothills of the Van Duzer Corridor flourish in the cool-weather growing conditions where they develop a purity of fruit flavor, complexity and pleasing balance. Located on a scenic hilltop amidst 82 acres of vines, the family estate winery practices sustainable farming and has been endorsed by internationally recognized LIVE (Low Impact Viticulture and Enology) and Salmon Safe. Pinot Noir is Van Duzer’s signature wine. A variety of Pinot Noir clonal varieties and microclimates allows Van Duzer Vineyards to produce a multi-dimensional estate Pinot Noir and a handful of limited-production Block Designates of singular personality. Pinot Gris is Oregon’s other wine of note, a white wine that Van Duzer Vineyards makes in a crisp, dry style particularly well suited to a white wine. Van Duzer Vineyard’s new eco-friendly winery is one of the most modern winemaking facilities in Oregon. Tasting room and picnic grounds welcome visitors to the site, located just one hour south of Portland on the Hwy 99W Wine Road. Read less

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The vines planted on the steep terrain of Van Duzers Westside Bowl in 2001 have come into their own as the source of rich, ripe Pinot Noir grapes. the distinctive style has been captured with the 2005 vintage, in the release of the first block-designate named for the Westside Block.Daytime heat is contained in the west-facing bowl, which also benefits from more sunlight than the rest of the Van Duver estate. "This new designate represents the difference that 200 degree days can have on Pinot Noir wine," said Jim Kakacek, winemaker. Kakacek based his Westside blend on select barrels representing the five Pinot Noir clones planted there and the most promising sections of that vineyard block. "It is a distinctively different style of Pinot Noir that deserves its own label."

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