Firesteed aims to produce wines that are true to type with a forward and accessible character, offering great value for money. The estate owns 121 hectares of vineyard in the Willamette Valley of Oregon and buy the remainder of the grapes they need from growers with whom they have long term contracts. Established in 1992, the change from 'virtual' to 'physical' came in 2003 for Firesteed when Howard Rossbach bought the Flynn winery in Oregon, allowing the brand to evolve from the virtual winery it had been since its inception to something more tangible. The estate is now one of the leading wineries in Oregon, particularly renowned for its complex Pinot Noirs.
The grapes were sourced from a number of regions in Oregon including the Willamette, Umpqua, Rogue and Walla Walla Valleys.
The grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts propagated from cellars in Burgundy, pressed during the last days of fermentation and racked as soon as the wine finished malolactic fermentation. A small amount of barrel-aged wine was included in the blend to round out the flavours and enhance complexity.
Lively and expressive, this wine's aromas of raspberry, cinnamon, blueberry and flavours of cocoa powder and Rainier cherry encourage a second sip before flowing into the soft, lingering finish.
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Name Firesteed Pinot Noir Country USA Region Willamette Valley ABV% 13% Vintage 2014 Grape Variety 100% Pinot Noir Size 750ml Dietary Information No