aging profile

20% New French Oak
80% Neutral French Oak
10 months in barrel

Production

235 Cases

release date

Spring 2014

Appellation

Willamette Valley

vineyard sources

Ridgecrest Vineyard,
Ribbon Ridge

Schindler Vineyard,
Eola-Amity Hills

 

 2012

Pinot Noir

Inaugural Release

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vintage

2015

WINEMAKER'S NOTES

I could not have been more fortunate than to have 2012 as the inaugural release vintage of Toil Oregon. Nearly all of the Willamette veterans that I deeply respect agree that it is one of the finest vintages the Valley has ever seen. The weather was perfect — warm, dry, and sunny for the entirety of the season. Our first commercial release introduces itself with driving black tea, earth and tobacco — then unfolds with crushed raspberry, cranberries, and even blueberries. The deliciously smooth and lengthy finish is lifted with mouthwatering acidity. Having profound richness for Pinot Noir, I am incredibly proud of this first release, sourced from roughly equal parts Ridgecrest Vineyard (Ribbon Ridge) and Schindler Vineyard (Eola-Amity). Salud!

CHRIS FIGGINS

President & Winemaking Director

Figgins Family Wine Estates

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