Located just over the ridge of the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Justice Vineyard benefits from the cooling influence of coastal winds blowing through the Van Duzer corridor. The vineyard was planted in 2001 on shallow basalt at an average elevation of 450'. Our grapes come from the upper corner of the vineyard on a SE exposure.
The de-stemmed grapes were fermented in a small Burgundy oak fermenter with no SO2 allowing the fermentation to proceed naturally. After gentle pressing and settling, the wine aged in French oak barrels, 28% of which were new, for 16 months and was bottled by gravity without fining.
Crop Level: 1.9 tons/ acre
Bottled: February 2017