Cória Estates Pinot Noir
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The vineyard is located at A&E Farms in Salem, Clone 777/115/Pommard and Block 7W & 7E / Pommard.
- The soil is Nekia Clay Loam with an elevation of 600-850 fasl.
- Clones are kept separate from field to cellar and blending trials of all three clones are conducted to see what the best combination of barrels is for this particular label.
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Elaboration: Hand harvested and machine harvested. Production style is cold soak for 24 hours. Macro-Bin Fermentation. Pressed to tank post fermentation. Barrel MLB inoculation. Barrel aged 27 months on 100% Neutral oak. Clones kept separate from Field all the way through to barrel aging. Blended together after trials before bottling.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of wet stone, rich plum and sage. The mid-palate shares bright notes of bing cherry married with woody undertones, leaving a lingering warmth reminiscent of black pepper.
2018 – 94 James Suckling
Cória Estates is a Mexican-American family-owned vineyard, winery, and tasting room in South Salem, Oregon. They have been growing grapes for more than 20 years in the heart of the Willamette Valley.
The story of Luis & Janice begins with separate family heritages and cultural backgrounds. Luis Coria was born and raised in Mexico spending his early years helping his father on the family farm. At age 14 he ventured further seeking opportunities and eventually found himself in Oregon. Janice grew up in a small town in northern Idaho. In the spring of 1979, while visiting family in Oregon, Janice met Luis and married him two years later. By 1985, they had welcomed two baby girls to the family! By now, Luis felt a need to get back to his farming roots. Today, the vineyard is a mature 104 acres planted in Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Viognier, and Riesling.