Stormy Morning Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014, Twill Cellars
USA / Oregon
Andy's Tasting Notes
Elegance personified. Hints of cherry, redcurrant, cinnamon, nutmeg, truffle and cocoa. Plenty of weight and concentration yet supremely fresh, silky and balanced.
Produced from a specific single vineyard of 10 acres which is planted at an elevation of 250 – 500 feet on silt loam interspersed with bands of iron rich soils.
Top class cool climate New World Pinot Noir.
I had the pleasure of meeting Chris their wine-maker (see photo to the left!) a couple of months ago – obviously a caring, conscientious, well qualified wine-maker, and …. a thoroughly nice chap!
Price per bottle £44.00
14 in stock
Taken from their website –
‘Molly and Darrel Roby began as growers of a small, 2.7-acre vineyard that they planted together in 2000. With the guidance of a stellar foreman, Luis Hernandez, they’ve learned the subtle details in farming for wine and not just fruit. Darrel sees to the day-to-day work in the vineyards while fixing or innovating new equipment for the cellar. Molly handles hospitality and keeps our immeasurable amount of paperwork humming along…..
Chris Dickson was determined to find a way to travel and get away from writing papers for a while after graduating from UNC Chapel Hill following studies in Psychology and Biology. A while is still present tense and following twelve years of work in wine production around the world for many excellent winemakers – Matello, Evesham Wood, Penner-Ash, Betz Family, Framingham, Landmark, Lammershoek and Dr. Loosen – he continues to hone the quality of wines he crafts. When he’s not scrubbing a tote or moving something to get to something, he’s spending time with his wife Ruth, their four cats, a shovel for yardwork and levain for baking…..
We’re a fairly unobtrusive bunch – organic in the fields and very low impact in the winery. All of our wines are sourced from the grape and no procured bulk wine is used in our production. We likely won’t attain Instagram fame or pay too close attention to trend-setting wineries, though our hope is to keep ahead by crafting serious wines that are vineyard and vintage specific from some of the best terroirs in Oregon.’
Food matchBeef bresaola with pecorino shavings