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Holocene Pinot Noir Memorialis
Holocene Wines
United States - Oregon - Yamhill-Carlton

Holocene Pinot Noir Memorialis is a blend of 777, Pommard and 115 clones from MonksGate vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, and it saw about 20% new French oak for 16 months prior to bottling. It is always the lighter and more feminine of the two Holocene wines, with red fruits, white flowers, dried herbs, mushroom and forest floor aromatics, bright acidity and a lithe texture, long finish.

Specifications
Appellation
Yamhill-Carlton
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Pinot Noir
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
Sedimentary soils
Vinification
Memorialis comes from a west-facing hillside of sedimentary soils located in the heart of the Willamette Valley.
All Pinot Noir that was 20% destemmed and brought up in 20% new French Oak for 16 months.
Production
110 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Grilled fish, pork rillettes, epoisses cheese.

Reviews and News

2018 Holocene Pinot Noir Memorialis - 93-95 PTS - JD

2018 Holocene Pinot Noir Memorialis - 93-95 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Coming from a warmer than average year for Oregon, the 2018 Pinot Noir Memorialis comes from a west-facing hillside of sedimentary soils located in the heart of the Willamette Valley (not far from Beaux Freres and Shea Vineyard). All Pinot Noir that was 20% destemmed and brought up in 20% French oak, it shows a textured, incredibly elegant profile that has a perfectly integrated style, lots of raspberry and strawberry fruits, and classic Pinot Noir notes of dried flowers and spice. It should be approachable right out of the gate, yet given its balance, it should also evolve for 10-15 years."
- Jeb Dunnuck (April 2020), 93-95 pts

Producer Information: Holocene Wines

By now, everyone knows that the Willamette Valley is an amazing place to grow Pinot Noir. When Todd Alexander relocated from Napa Valley to partner up with Force Majeure Vineyards, ...
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