Martin Woods - Pinot Noir Jessie James Vineyard 2021


Martin Woods is hidden in the oak-forested foothills of Oregon's Coast Range, within the cool-climate McMinnville AVA, Willamette Valley. Martin Woods is both the home and winery for winemaker/vigneron Evan Martin, who has been driven by a passion since 2009 for discovering the most compelling terroir in Oregon. Elegant Pinot noir and Chardonnay are the focus of the portfolio. Evan’s small team farms according to sustainable, wholistic principles and the growers he partner's with are of the same mindset. The winemaking methods are delicate and natural, but of greatest importance is that a Martin Woods wine promotes the classic qualities of purity, balance, complexity and fine structure that can only result from great terroir combined with wholehearted dedication to art and craft. Above all, it is the hope that the wines evoke a consistent and inspiring sense-of-place, an authentic Oregon voice. 

This is a bright, red-fruited expression with notes of pomegranate and wild strawberry, a hint of rose petals and a firm, crisp feel on the palate. The site is located in the cool Eola-Amity Hills at just over 200m elevation, exposed to the cool winds of the Van Duzer Corridor. The site's terroir and organic farming deliver energy, tension, freshness and depth. Should age well. (Barrel sample). Dry-Farmed, Organic management.

Tasting notes: red-black cherries, forest floor & subtle tree bark spice—elegant & balanced texture with a mouth-watering fine thread of structure, acidity and minerals framing the fruit—long, resonant finish, both complex and immediately pleasurable.

Notes on Winemaking: 12% whole clusters layered in small open top fermenters. 24 days total on skins. Once daily punchdowns starting on day 10. Aged without sulfur for 6 months. Aged 14 months total on lees (no stirring) in 228L barrels, average age 4-5 years (only 5% new oak). Racked carefully and bottled without fining

Producer: Martin Woods

Country: United States

Region: Oregon

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Appellation: Eola - Amity Hills

Vintage: 2021

Size: 750ml