2020 Pinot Noir | Pacific Theater | Chehalem Mts

An infantryman from 2nd battalion, 1st Marines suppresses a sniper during the Battle of Okinawa, May 18, 1945. The battle was the last of WWII, and involved the largest amphibious armada ever assembled; larger than Normandy in ships, personnel, and casualties.  Operation “Iceberg” was the culmination of the Pacific theater, and the final stand of the Japanese Army, Navy, and battleship Yamato. The allied “victory” was sobering, and was a major factor why the allies chose not to invade the mainland. 

Winemaking notes: Hand picked pinot noir - 75% pommard with 25% wädenswil and 777. Destemmed and pitched without maceration. Aged with French convection toasted oak and stirred on the lees for stability & flavor. Unfined, polished filtered.

13.7% Alc./Vol.
750 mL | pH: 3.58
TA 5.4 g/L
Vineyard: Jesse Estate
AVA: Chehalem Mountains
75% Pommard – 25% Wädenswil/777
No fining agents used with natural and added sulfites for freshness. Fermented dry, no residual sugar