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Not One iOTA

Vintage 2015
Aged for ten months in French oak barrels and cellared for an additional eight months in bottle before release. Fruit source is 100% pinot noir from Pelos Sandberg Vineyard—728 cases produced.
Impressions
Cane berries and crushed rose petal waft delicately from this pale-ruby colored cellar blend. The palate reveals dense fruit and vanillin over wet stones that persist on the silty finish.
Reviews

Wine Spectator Magazine

September, 2017

Reviewed by Tim Fish


Rating: 92

Polished and persistent, offering expressive red and dark berry notes that show orange zest, stony mineral and spice accents, with refined tannins. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 728 cases made.


Vintage 2014
Aged for ten months in three year air-dried French oak barrels and an additional seven months in bottle before release, the wine focuses on purity of fruit and is crafted to be more approachable in its youth. Fruit source is 100% pinot noir from Pelos Sandberg Vineyard—658 cases produced.
Impressions
Medium-red in hue, sweet plums and berries accentuate this cellar blend that represents a fraction separated during barrel aging from iOTA’s 2014 vintage. Fruit source is 100% pinot noir from Pelos Sandberg Vineyard.
Reviews

The Prince of Pinot

Pinotfile: VOL 11, ISSUE 5

Sips of Recently Tasted Willamette Valley Wines

June 25, 2017

by William “Rusty” Gaffney


Score: 90

A blend of barrels not used in the flagship or whole cluster bottlings. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 7% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Aromas of black cherry, Asian 5-spice and smoky timber. Rich and fully flavored, with a satisfying core of cherry fruit and welcome t n’a balance. A smoky, barnyard character is noted upon pouring the wine, but this tends to largely resolve over time in the glass. This rustic barnyard note is typical of Pinot Noir from this vineyard. A very good value.

Vintage 2013
Here is the latest version of our value offering that represents “a fraction” separated during barrel aging from iOTA’s 2013 vintage. Aged for ten months in three year air-dried French oak barrels, it stands firmly on its own AND adds a shine to our flagship bottling. Fruit source is 100% pinot noir from Pelos Sandberg Vineyard. Nothing missing here, but a steep price tag! —287 cases produced.
Vintage 2012
Bottled unfined, unfiltered and aged for ten months in three year air-dried French oak barrels, it stands firmly on its own AND adds a shine to our flagship bottling. Fruit source is 100% pinot noir from Pelos Sandberg Vineyard. Nothing missing here, but a steep price tag! —170 cases produced.
Impressions
Dark, dense fruit, chocolate and smoke accentuate this value offering that represents “a fraction” separated during barrel aging from iOTA’s 2012 vintage.

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