Seekseekqua Wines 2016 "Whitewater" Pinot Noir

Seekseekqua Wines 2016 "Whitewater" Pinot Noir


The inaugural release of Seekseekqua Wines 2016 Pinot Noir by Dan Kraft, Cellar Master of Kevin White Winery. Over the past 2 vintages, Dan has been quietly working on his passion for Pinot Noir. Having joined Kevin White from the Willamette Valley in 2015, Dan was able to source the fruit from some amazing vineyards within the Eola-Amity Hills near Salem, OR. In 2016, Dan crafted a Pinot Noir from Hope Well Vineyard, planted by the Casteel family of Bethel Heights. The site is certified organic, with the farming and winemaking executed with terroir in mind. The name, Seekseekqua, is the native name for Mount Jefferson, the second-highest volcano in Oregon (after the iconic Mount Hood). Dan grew up in Colorado and has been climbing mountains from a young age. His enthusiasm for mountains continued after arriving in the Pacific Northwest and he was happy to summit Seekseekqua/Jefferson just before harvest in 2014. The individual wines are named after glaciers on the mountain, Whitewater and Waldo.

Seekseekqua 2016 Whitewater Pinot Noir

This is a light-bodied wine made from 100% organic Pinot Noir grapes grown in the Eola-Amity Hills. Delicate floral and strawberry notes on the nose progress to flavors of huckleberry and a smooth but persistent tannin structure.

This wine intrigues with aromas of huckleberry and wild strawberry along with hints of pepper and sage. A delicious combination of savory and fruity flavor is ushered in alongside bright acidity and smooth but persistent tannin. Don't be fooled by the low alcohol, this wine punches way above its weight! Fantastic with salmon, semisoft cheeses, roast mushrooms, and much more. 

Region: Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon State Wine
Vineyard(s): Hope Well Vineyard, Dijon 777 clone
Grape(s): Pinot Noir
Aging: 12% Stems, 16 months in 18% New French Oak, 82% Neutral French Oak
Drinkability: Now through 2020
Body: Light

Production: 272 cases
Alcohol: 12% by Volume

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