2012 Dampier Pinot Noir Reserve

2012 Dampier Pinot Noir Reserve

$48.00

Wine Club Price: $43.20

Delicate and silky, this Pinot displays perfumed notes of wild rhubarb and dried violets that lead into a palate of blueberries and marmalade with a finish of demure acidity.

Our Dampier Reserve Pinot Noir has one of our most complex aromatics and palates. It is bright but smooth, fruity but earthy, light but long lasting, elegant but approachable. Aged in neutral oak barrels for 20 months, longer than most Pinot Noirs ever see oak, the wine exudes a smooth quality you rarely see in such light bodied Pinot Noirs. Supple notes of wild strawberries dance alongside bright notes of cranberry and orange marmalade. Floral aromas of violet and rose hip stand out with hints of barnyard and clove. Fatty foods like salami and creamy havarti match beautifully with pH of 3.5 in the Dampier Reserve. Though, one of our favorite pairings with the Dampier Vineyard Pinot Noir is Debbie’s Northwest Smoked Salmon Toasts with Goat Cheese and Capers – a custom recipe is included with each bottle sold. A very limited case production of 74 cases.

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Located on Underwood Mountain, a commanding Butte in the stunning Columbia Gorge, the Dampier Vineyard has breathtaking views and fruit. Owned by Paul Huber and managed by Clark Ziegler, the site has several microclimates within the vineyard itself. The most meaningful we have discovered so far is that the 10 rows on the east side of the vineyard tilt about 8° to the east. While it sounds minor, this grants these rows almost an hour more of early morning sun than rows behind them. That means in cool years, the East Block portion of the vineyard ripens further and will have lower acidity than the rest of the vineyard. In hot years we pick it early before to ensure the fruit is at its prime. The Dampier reserve Pinot Noir is aged in neutral barrels for up to 20 months to assure the finest results.

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Pairs well with: Mussels, Salmon, Pork, Goat Cheese, Pâté

Dampier Pinot Noir Bottle
Rainbow Over Vines
Wine Pour
Salmon

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$48.00

Wine Club Price: $43.20

Quick Pairings

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Cured Meat
Fish
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Soft Cheese
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