Willamette Valley | Dundee Hills

2018 Knudsen Vineyards “Murto” Pinot Noir

Curating a distinguished neighbor

The Talking Blocks series wines highlight unique stories of distinctive plantings. Our first-ever release of non-estate wines showcases a nearby legacy vineyard, Murto, located just a short drive up Worden Hill Road from Knudsen Vineyards.

Club Price: $59.50


Only available from Knudsen Vineyards

Showing a flashy deep ruby hue in the glass, the 2018 Murto Pinot Noir has dark, concentrated spice notes. The palate is mouth-coating with textural tannins and flavors of candied berries; enriched by a long, beautiful finish. Enjoy now and over the next decade.

Appellation Willamette Valley | Dundee Hills
Vineyard Murto Vineyard, dry farmed
Alcohol 13.9%
Oak 10 months, 1-3 year old barrels
Cases 84
Winemaker Anthony Van Nice
Closure Natural cork
Released 06/2022

The 2018 growing season was nearly ideal. The spring was relatively mild, the summer was hot and dry and then it cooled a bit the second half of August and into September. Harvest commenced in early September and lasted through the end of the month, a relatively long harvest season. Because of the cooler late growing season, the grapes had considerable hangtime to achieve optimal physiological ripeness before picking.