Willamette Valley | Dundee Hills

2019 Knudsen Vineyards Family Series
Dundee Hills Pinot noir

Knudsen Vineyards is a thoughtfully assembled collection of vine blocks planted at different elevations, with different spacing, row orientation, and clonal types. This wine is composed by blending equal parts of wines produced from seven distinct blocks of Knudsen Vineyard, each contributing elements which combine to assemble this complex and balanced wine.

Decant this wine at least 1 hour prior to drinking – this wine will easily age for 10  years in a properly controlled cellar.

FAMILY SERIES

Estate Grown

LIVE Certified

Salmon Safe

Appellation Oregon | Willamette Valley | Dundee Hills
Soil Red Jory Clay


Alcohol 13.8%
Oak
French, 20% new
Cases
575

Harvest Brix 23.2
pH 3.58
TA 5.58
Bottled 05/2021
Released 10/2021
Winemaker Nate Klostermann

map of knudsen vineyards illustrating the various vineyard blocks by grape variety

The 2019 growing season was slightly cooler and modestly wetter than the warm and dry seasons the previous five years, although phenological timing – budbreak, bloom, veraison and harvest – and growing degree days were almost identical to the warmer 2018. Notably, September and October each had ~2.6 inches of rain, and the latter half of September into October was considerably cooler than prior years. Thankfully the precipitation was spread out in September, and the majority of the rain in October occurred after harvest, so hand-wringing was replaced with relief and joy regarding the high quality of the vintage.