Willamette Valley | Dundee Hills

2019 Knudsen Vineyards Snapshot Pinot noir

Time and place in a bottle.

To mark this moment in the Knudsen Vineyards story, we look through the eyes of Blocks 12 and 13, among the largest and youngest on our estate.

A beautiful deep ruby hue in the glass, the aromas represent this classic Oregon vintage with rich cherry and tobacco notes. Patience and aeration pays off as time allows hints of dark cacao nib and Rainier cherry skins to unfold. A full mouthfeel coats the palate and suggests long-term cellaring potential. Tannins are firm on the finish; just begging for another sip! Enjoy now after decanting or several hours after opening. Or, enjoy over the next 10+ years.

TALKING BLOCKS SERIES

Only available from Knudsen Vineyards

Estate Grown

LIVE Certified

Salmon Safe

A beautiful deep ruby hue in the glass, the aromas represent this classic Oregon vintage with rich cherry and tobacco notes. Patience and aeration pays off as time allows hints of dark cacao nib and Rainier cherry skins to unfold. A full mouthfeel coats the palate and suggests long-term cellaring potential. Tannins are firm on the finish; just begging for another sip! Enjoy now after decanting or several hours after opening. Or, enjoy over the next 10+ years.

Appellation Willamette Valley | Dundee Hills
Alcohol 13.8%
Soil Jory
Brix 23.5°
Oak French, 30% new, 17 mos.
pH 3.62 
Ta
5.5 g/L
Cases 100
Winemaker Nate Klostermann
Bottled 05/2021
Released 01/2022

Knudsen Vineyards Block 12

Knudsen Vineyards Block 13

map of knudsen vineyards illustrating the various vineyard blocks by grape varietyBlock 12 | 50%
Rootstock | Riparia
Clone | 4407
Planted | Spring 2012
Elevation | 740-825 ft
Exposure | E
Spacing | 5×5 ft

Block 13 | 50%
Rootstock | 3309
Clone | 667
Plated | Spring 2012
Elevation | 700-775 ft
Exposure | E
Spacing | 5×5 ft

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.