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2018 William Hatcher Pinot Noir - Limited Quantities
Upon opening, the 2014 William Hatcher Pinot Noir is redolent of bright red fruits. Cherry, red plum and raspberry are joined by undertones of slate, cola and rose petal, with a subtle sanguine note that lingers even as the wine opens. Oak aromas of toasted balsa and vanilla are perfectly integrated with the fresh fruit, giving hint of the overall balance of the wine. On the palate, this foreshadowing proves true, with a near-perfect structural balance of fresh acidity, smooth tannins and fruit ripeness indicative of the 2014 vintage. This is a wine built to last, but with an early appeal. Best now through 2022.
"2014 started out quick and warm with early budbreak. Exceptional weather conditions set very large potential crop across the state, requiring much crop thinning. The summer turned out to be the warmest in Oregon's history, yet it was without a real heatwave.
At the start of harvest, the fruit was perfect: perfect chemistry, perfect flavors, perfect health. Conditions during ripening were dry and sunny and grapes were able to be picked at optimum ripeness with no pressure from disease or weather. Both quality and quantity were high and the 2014 vintage in Oregon could be counted as among the largest and finest this state has ever seen producing wines of tremendous depth, balance and focus that will age for years."