Underwood Pinot Noir is the one we are known for and an easy introduction to the Union Wine Company brand. Using grapes from across the state allows us to craft a wine that is both elegant and refined while also delivering a purity and focus of fruit that is bursting at the seams.
We experienced a wet, cool spring which delayed flowering until late June, setting the stage for a later harvest. The cool spring was replaced by a hot, dry summer. Harvest started in September. A few light showers early during harvest helped to refresh the soils. Flavor development was slow and steady, and we were allowed to hang fruit to promote fuller skin and tannin development. Mild summer weather allowed us to pick at our own steady pace. The resulting wines are very pure, with great balance and texture.
- TASTING NOTES: CHERRY, SPICE, BLACK CURRANT
- VINEYARD SOURCES:
- 40% Umpqua Valley
- 44% Willamette Valley
- 16% Applegate Valley
- CELLAR TREATMENT: 15% New French Oak for 8 months
- ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13% by Volume