2011 Diplomat Pinot Noir
The Diplomat is a blend of two vineyard sites in the Willamette Valley. The two vineyards are the Chehalem Mountain Vineyard, first planted in 1968, and Tuckwilla Vineyard, located in the Dundee Hills. These two lots were destemmed, combined, fermented and pressed to barrel. After aging for twenty-one months, the Diplomat was bottled. The 2011 growing season was long and cool leading to grapes with lower sugar content, stronger acids and red fruit flavors. The resulting wine is bright with restrained alcohol, perfect for the Idealist Diplomat. Enjoy and savor, 48 cases produced.