Seven Springs, Evening Land Pinot Noir
By Pete's Provisions
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
With Rajat Parr and Sashi Moorman at the helm, this pinot is from dry-farmed vines originally planted in 1982. These Pommard clones thrive in the iron-rich soils, giving a perfumed wine whose spice, earth and redcurrant notes open up and develop over a few hours. A very fine Oregon wine.
ABOUT THE WINERY
In the summer of 2012, Evening Land sold its 40 acres of Sta. Rita Hills acreage holdings to winemaker Sashi Moorman, sommelier Rajat Parr and their business partners. Moorman and Parr introduced their own estate label, Domaine de la Côte in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA in the fall of 2013. In 2014, Moorman, Parr and Charles Banks of Terroir Selections became minority partners in Evening Land Vineyards and took over operations. Winemaker Ian Burch, who had been an assistant winemaker for the firm in both burgundy and Oregon, replaced founding winemaker Isabelle Meunier. Meunier had overseen the company's wines since 2007 as well as the conversion of Seven Springs Vineyard to biodynamic viticulture, and overtook responsibility for the company's Sonoma Coast wines in 2012. Dominique Lafon, a consultant on the project, continued to play a large role. A new label, Seven Springs Vineyard, was created for wines from the estate vineyard, and the Evening Land label was for wines from sourced grapes.
|Styles||Smooth & Elegant|
|| Pinot Noir