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Smockshop Band Pinot Noir
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15½/20

Smockshop Band Pinot Noir 2018

Columbia Valley, Oregon, United StatesHiyu is a 30 acre farm in the Hood River Valley, farming biodynamically, practicing permaculture and working with low intervention throughout. Smockshop Band is a line from Hiyu dedicated to exploring the Columbia Gorge. They source this from Eastside Road vineyard, a 7 acre site in the East Hills of Hood River with heavy clay and iron soils. The pinot noir was kept whole cluster untouched for 8 days before it was worked slowly and gently with daily pigeage for three weeks before pressing directly to barrel. It remained there on lees for 8 months before bottling unfined and unfiltered. Pouring a cloudy, dark plum hue, this broods with dusky raspberry, balsamic, blackberry thorns, dried florals and earthy wild mushrooms. Tannins are tuggy and the finish is astringent and drying. Very natural, quite extreme.Tasted: 26 September 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 64.00 private wine shops Producer: Hiyu Wine FarmDistributors: Sur Lie
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 171005