Fruit for Division’s “Cent” Pinot comes from blocks of the Cassin Vineyard planted in 2013. The wine spent ten months in French oak, and was bottled without sulfite addition. Fifty cases were made. It’s limpid, very light colored (sorry for the terribly dark photo!). It has and earthy fragrance — that wet iron smell of Pinot grown in the region’s hallmark Jory soils. Flavors of red currant, raspberry, and cherry mingle with rust and earth, and while it has a juicy core it’s darker at the finish. Just lovely, and a very good deal.
2019 Division Pinot Noir Cent Cassin Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton
13.5% ABV | $30 (sample)