Articulate 2013 Pinot Noir

Articulate 2013 Pinot Noir


In the Lundeen portfolio, ARTICULATE is the top tier counterpoint to the Single Vineyard wines. It is not produced in every vintage, but when the raw materials are available, a barrel selected blend is created from wines produced from vineyards across the Willamette Valley. These wines are sourced from excellent vineyards that are capable of expressing the beautiful, intriguing, and complex elements of Pinot Noir. The ARTICULATE bottling is meant to show the highest expression of the vintage as well as the Willamette Valley as a whole. It is also an occasion for the winemaker to show his hand and craft an especially complete and complex expression of Pinot Noir without deferring to the usual effort of respecting typicity of a specific place.


In the winery, Pinot Noir grapes are handled very gently and encouraged to begin fermentation without addition of yeast. After a cool start, temperatures can get quite warm, aiding thorough if gentle extraction. The resulting wines are pure expressions of Pinot Noir that remain light on their feet, rich on the palate, and very elegant with modest alcohols and vibrant acidity.

Technical Notes

Varietal Content: 100% Pinot Noir, Fully Destemmed Alcohol: 13.4%
P.H.: 3.52
Cases Produced: 75
Fermentation: Uninoculated. 20 days on skins with pumpovers and punch downs. Pressed at dryness. Cooperage: A mix of once filled and neutral French Oak barrels
Bottling Date: 12/30/2016
Release Date: 2/1/2017

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