About This Product
The Una Vida Pinot Noir shares its name with a novel written by Nicolas Bazan that is being made into a movie. The book is evocative of his interest in the sensory connection between art and the mind. The Una Vida wines continue that sensory exploration with finely crafted wines essentially developed to enhance the dining experience.
This Oregon Pinot Noir is bursting with ripe black cherry and blackberry; medium- bodied and has firm and refined tannins.
$31.50 / Bottle
The Bazan Block at the Wahle Vineyard - All the Bazan wines are an outgrowth from the rich winemaking ability of Dr. Mark Wahle. Mark grew-up working on the Wahle family vineyards in the Yamhill-Carlton District. These vineyards began with the planting of Pommard, Wadenswil, and assorted Coury clones on a 100-acre hilltop site outside of Yamhill, Oregon, in 1974. An original 'experimental' block still grows adjacent to this vineyard site today. Mark Wahle completed his Viticulture & Enology studies at U. C. Davis in 1988 and then he became a Medical Doctor. With his wife, Shaghayegh, he discovered another prime vineyard site in 1999. This 310-acre site in the Eola-Amity Hills enjoys a breathtaking hilltop view of the surrounding wine country. This is the 'Holmes Hill' vineyard site, recognizing the original homesteader of this unique property.
The Bazan Block comprises approximately 20 acres of the Holmes Hill vineyard site. Grapes for Nicolas Bazan Wines are derived from this Block as well from other areas of the Wahle Vineyards including the Yamhill-Carlton old vineyards, all located in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. The planting sites are nestled between the lower elevation coastal mountain range and the higher elevation Cascade Range. The plantings have found the most success on south facing hillsides with elevations ranging between 300-550 feet. Soils are generally well drained and low in vigor. Cool summer nights help the vines to retain grape acidity and express intense flavors. Holmes Hill is dry farmed and crop loads range between 1.5-2 tons/acre. With the hope of capturing “terroir” and vintage specific character, irrigation is avoided. Incorporating sustainable vineyard practices into all production operations continues as a priority. One of the many approaches that is used for this purpose is to allow the growth of plants around the vines to create a natural environment. The wine was aged 10 months in 25% new Radoux barrels.