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Luke Jefferson Pinot Noir "Head and Heart" 2015


General Information

This is a ‘swan song’ project created by Steve Doerner and Irene Steh, named after their son, Luke Jefferson. The label artwork, a commissioned painting by Zach Hixson, is an imagining of the natural beauty Lewis and Clark would have discovered wandering through the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Head and Heart vineyard is an homage to Thomas Jefferson, and his composition contrasting reason and passion.

Nestled on the eastern slopes of the Eola-Amity hills, this vineyard was planted in 2001, 2.5 acres, 5 different clones (777, Pommard, 828,115, 113) of Pinot Noir and a half acre of Syrah. The wine is aged for 18 months in French oak. The local terroir is fully and beautifully expressed in the wine. Minimal intervention allows for natural yeast fermentation, pigeage two to three times daily and 50% whole cluster.

Tasting Notes ... Deep red. Ripe red berry and cherry aromas are complicated by suggestions of exotic spices, cola and smoky minerals. Sweet and energetic on the palate, offering concentrated red fruit liqueur, cherry cola and spice cake flavours that gain depth with air while picking up a deeper liquorice note. Sweet, seamless and focused on the impressively long, red-fruit-dominated finish, which features fine-grained tannins and a late jolt of minerality.

These are special wines from a special grower. Do yourself a favour. If you have patience, tuck a few bottles away for several years ... you will be rewarded.

ZYN delivers within the City of Calgary for a flat fee. For deliveries outside Calgary, additional charges will apply at the point of checkout.

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Please allow 1 to 5 days for delivery within Calgary and 3 to 12 days outside of Calgary.

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Vintage Information

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