Day Johan Vineyards Pinot Noir 2016

Day Johan Vineyards Pinot Noir 2016

Willamette Valley, OR


100% Pinot Noir and fermented with natural yeasts, this wine has a deep red berry core laced with a spice component that makes for a classic southern Willamette profile. The tannins and acids in this wine are stridently youthful, indicating a long and fulfilling life in the cellar. 

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Bottle size: 750ml  | Alcohol 13.5%
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Vegetarians need love too! The exotic spice profile of the Day Wines Johan Vineyard Pinot Noir buddies up with Lebanese or other eastern Mediterranean food very well. Falafel and hummus with za’atar, brightened up with a fresh fattoush and brought to a savory depth by some grilled vegetables or Halloumi will take the wines fruit up a notch all the while drawing out those aforementioned spice notes.

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Salmon and Pinot Noir are akin to each other on the dinner table, so fillet a Sockeye, give it a short brine and drop it on a hot grill with a mix of apple and cherry wood to bring another level of fruity smokiness to the wine. Keep it simple though! Let the flavors of the fish, Pinot and woodsmoke do their magic.

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The deep, brambly fruit and firm tannins the Johan Vineyard produces hold up well to gamey meats such as Elk or Venison, accentuated by a reduced wild berry sauce and a touch of rosemary or sage. Alternatively, forgo the berries for Oregon black truffle, and after giving the meat a good sear, deglaze the pan with a splash from your glass and finish the dish table side with fresh truffle shavings.

Day Wines partners with several responsible stewards of wine growing regions all over Oregon state--from the Rogue River Valley to the Applegate Valley to some of the most celebrated Willamette Valley vineyards close to their winery in Dundee.  The diversity of location is matched only by the diversity of the grapes that grow there. From the lush Rogue to the Red Hills of Dundee, Chenin Blanc, Malbec, Tannat, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay all find their unique expression in the Day Winery.
Day Johan Vineyards Pinot Noir 2016

Brianne Day makes wine in Dundee, OR in a style and with a passion consistent with someone who has fallen in love with the process of making honest and expressive wines.  She studied at Chemeketa Community College and worked in France, New Zealand and Argentina before becoming a wine-maker herself.

In 2012 Brianne built and opened a facility in Dundee where she hosts up and coming  like minded vignerons who champion natural wine-making through native fermentation and minimal intervention.  Her wines draw influence from her experience abroad and are made from organically Oregon-sourced grapes.

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