2008 Weber Orchid Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir
Weber Wine Company
Weber Wine Company focuses on producing top quality wines from family owned vineyards in California and Oregon. By paying attention to the details – thoughtful farming, careful handling of fruit, cellar sanitation, and monitoring of quality – they strive to produce interesting, enjoyable wines that capture the essence of each vineyard site.
Orchid Hill Vineyard
Located in an area known as the “Templeton Gap,” the Orchid Hill Vineyard’s perfect sun exposure, gentle slope, and rocky soils, combined with meticulous farming, ensure even ripeness and contribute to the fruit driven nature of this wine. Harvested two weeks later than Weber’s nearby Russell Family Vineyard, this wine exhibits a darker fruit profile, enhanced concentration, and richer mouthfeel.
Dark ruby red, intense, and very aromatic, the wine’s rich backbone is the result of an extended cold maceration. The wine’s fruit profile is pure blackberry and blueberry, and the Radoux oak contributes cola, vanilla and spice. A slightly tannic mid-palate and finish combined with refreshing acidity make it a perfect match for beef or lamb.
Barrel aging: 11 months
Barrel composition: 40% new French oak, 60% once used French oak.