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Country\Region Type. Grape Varietals
St Innocent Justice Pinot Noir 2010 750ml 2010
Sku: 36354
St. Innocent Winery was founded in 1988 by Mark Vlossak, the current winemaker and president. Mark’s interest and education in wine began early – his father was a wine importer and he ...more
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Country: United States
Region: Oregon
Sub-Region: Willamette Valley
Grape Varietal: Pinot Noir
Type: Still wine
Reg. $49.99
Buy St Innocent Justice Pinot Noir 2010
Wine Advocate 91 points - From a breezy site that, unusually, features both marine sedimentary and rock-laced basalt-based soils, the St. Innocent 2010 Pinot Noir Justice Vineyard weighs in at a mere 12.7% alcohol. Fresh cherry complemented by almond paste and vanilla informs a silken yet persistently vivacious palate, leading to a long, vibrant finish in which toasty nut oils, black tea, and savory, saline, marrow-rich beef stock offer striking counterpoint to the bright, spicy cast that otherwise informs this bottling. I suspect this will be well worth following for ten or a dozen years. At only 271 cases, incidentally, this fell even further short of normal production in 2010 than the other vineyards from which St. Innocent sources. (Aug 2012)

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St. Innocent Winery was founded in 1988 by Mark Vlossak, the current winemaker and president. Mark’s interest and education in wine began early – his father was a wine importer and he was fortunate to taste wine on a daily basis. As an amateur, he produced sparkling wine in 1985-87 and apprenticed with Fred Arterberry, Jr. at Arterberry, Ltd from 1987-1988 and was the winemaker for Panther Creek Cellars from 1994-1999. St. Innocent produces small-lot, handmade wines that are meant for food. St. Innocent has an interest in the Zenith Vineyard (formerly O’Connor Vineyard) in the Eola-Amity Hills where they now have 16 acres of Pinot Noir planted. The winery also works closely with 8 different growers, leasing specific blocks of vineyards to produce terroir-specific wines. A new winery at the Zenith Vineyard was completed in time to receive the 2007 vintage harvest. This 17,500 sq. ft., four story, gravity facility features underground barrel rooms, a temperature controlled crush floor, and a 900 sq. ft. tasting room.