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Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Zena Crown Pinot Noir 2019

USA, Eola-Amity Hills
Pinot Noir
Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir 2018
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Hamilton Russell Oregon aims to express this stylistic philosophy with the very best Willamette Valley fruit - showcasing the restrained, structured classicism of great European Pinot Noir and the bright purity of Oregon fruit.

The celebrated Zena Crown vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills delivers a dark spice and tensile, fine-grained tannin structure to balance the complex lifted fruit, which the best Oregon Pinot Noir is known for.



Analytical data


1.2 g/l residual sugar
5.3 g/l acidity
3.58 pH

Vineyard: Zena Crown

The vineyard is SE facing at an altitude of 140 m. Clone PN115. Zena Crown Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills is particularly cool climate. The cold wind from the Pacific Ocean blows through the Van Duzer corridor, directly into the Eola-Amity Hills.

Yield: 31 hl/ha

Soil Type

Old marine sedimentary soils with volcanic inclusions and a relatively high clay content.

Harvest Notes

Hand-picked early in the morning and transported to the cellar in half ton crates. The fruit arrived at 11 degrees Celsius and was processed immediately. A great Oregon Vintage.


The grapes are destemmed but not crushed. 15% Whole cluster. Fermented in 3 ton open fermenters. Cold soak for 48 hours before fermentation. About 11 days in total on the skins before pressing. MLF in barrel.

Malolactic fermentation: MLF in barrel.


13 months in tight grained French oak, 1st fill 23%, 2nd fill 30% and 3rd fill 47%, 57% Blonde Toast and 43% Medium Toast. French Coopers: Francois Freres 100%.

Oak influence: Oak is selected to provide structure and spice rather than sweet oak aromas.
Months in bottle: 6


Closure: Natural cork

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