2017 Great Circle

2017 Great Circle

Appellation
Yamhill-Carlton AVA
Varietal
Pinot Noir

Great Circle is a careful clonal blend of Pinot Noir reflecting the holistic expression of Tidalstar Vineyard and what it gives us each vintage. Its name is symbolic of the interconnectedness of our world—the cycles of life and rebirth, and the delicate interplay between sun and soil, wind and water, geology and chemistry that we must navigate within our corner of the globe.

Releases in Fall 2020

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$45.00
/ 750ml
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Clones
Dijon 667, Dijon 777, Pommard, Wadenswil, Dijon 113, Dijon 114
Vineyard
Tidalstar Vineyard
Blocks
1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 14
Cooperage
19 Months in Barrel. 48% New Oak, 94% French, 6% Hungarian
Collaborators
Viticulturist - Rudy Marchesi _ Growers - Alejandro Corona _ Winemakers - Stephen Webber, Anna Matzinger & Benjamin Eyer
Availability
Pre-Release
About the Wine

Great Circle Vineyard BlockA great circle shows the shortest distance between two points across the surface of a sphere. It represents a shift in perspective, from navigating the world as we would draw it in two dimensions to navigating the world as it is.

The great circle also represents our perspective as grape growers and winemakers. It is symbolic of the interconnectedness of our world. The cycles of life and rebirth, and the delicate interplay between sun and soil, wind and water, geology and chemistry that we must navigate within our small corner of the globe.

Each vintage of Great Circle is a careful clonal blend of the best Pinot Noir from various blocks across Tidalstar Vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton, reflecting the holistic expression of this specific growing site and what it gives us each season.

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Wafts of cherry cordial, blackberry compote, and bramble are seasoned with sandalwood and spice. The layered and complex palate includes a mélange of fruit and savory flavors, including cranberry, raspberry and a slight meatiness. French oak adds a pleasing dimension to this lively, acid-driven Pinot Noir.
Collaborators
Viticulturist - Rudy Marchesi _ Growers - Alejandro Corona _ Winemakers - Stephen Webber, Anna Matzinger & Benjamin Eyer
Winemaker Notes
The 2017 Great Circle is a clonal blend of 10 blocks from the Tidalstar Vineyard. This mix of Pommard, Wädensvile and Dijon clones brings vibrancy and a plethora of red and blue fruit into the wine. The winemaking team hand-selected barrels for this cuvee with the intent to bring a fresh aromatic presence. Great Circle is a true showcase of the Tidalstar Vineyard and all of its unique qualities.
Blocks
1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 14
Cooperage
19 Months in Barrel. 48% New Oak, 94% French, 6% Hungarian
Availability
Pre-Release