2014 Treehouse Pinot Noir
The 2014 Treehouse Pinot Noir, our small-production estate blend, is well-integrated, rich, and dark in color. It presents a firm grip through the mid palate with a complex mouthfeel. Black cherry and a bit of peat on the nose round out this extremely approachable wine.
Vines: Vista Hills Blocks A, C & G
Clones: 114, 777 & Pommard
Production: 273 cases
Barrel Regimen: 17 months in French oak, medium plus toast
Block A was planted in 1999, and contains 3.6 acres of Dijon clone 114 fruit. Clone 114 is the most widely planted of the Dijon clones, and yields flavors of pomegranate, blueberry, mineral, cola, and spice, with a medium to full body and moderate tannins. Block A has an elevation of 840 feet.
Block C was planted in 2001, and contains 4.1 acres of Dijon clone 777 fruit. Clone 777 yields flavors of black cherry, cassis, blackberry, licorice, and sometimes leather or tobacco, with a full body and medium tannins. Block C has an elevation of about 840 feet.
Block G was planted in 2005, and contains 4 acres of Pommard clone fruit. Pommard is an “old school” clone, known for displaying dark fruit flavor and a meaty edge. The Pommard section of Block G has an elevation of 700-760 feet.
Vista Hills Vineyard:
Our 42-acre, LIVE certified sustainable vineyard rests atop the storied Dundee Hills in Dayton, Ore. We are nestled between Domaine Serene to the East and stunning Valley views to the West, thirty-five miles southwest of Portland. Our vines occupy some of the most sought-after terrain in the region.
The resident Jory soil is brick-red in color and dense with nutrients. Its exceptional draining capacity is ideal for the area's many wet months. While half of our acreage is used for the Vista Hills label, the remaining fruit is sold to a host of local producers including Dobbes Estate, Adelsheim Vineyard, Le Cadeau, White Rose Wines and Elizabeth Chambers Cellar.