Colene Clemens Vineyards Dopp Creek Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir 2021 (Willamette Valley, Oregon) - [WS 94] [JS 93] [JD 92]
Colene Clemens Vineyards Dopp Creek Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir 2021 (Willamette Valley, Oregon) - [WS 94] [JS 93] [JD 92]
Colene Clemens Vineyards Dopp Creek Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir 2021 (Willamette Valley, Oregon) - [WS 94] [JS 93] [JD 92]
Colene Clemens Vineyards Dopp Creek Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir 2021 (Willamette Valley, Oregon) - [WS 94] [JS 93] [JD 92]

Colene Clemens Vineyards Dopp Creek Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir 2021
(Willamette Valley, Oregon) - [WS 94] [JS 93] [JD 92]


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Notes From The Winemaker:

Winemaking: The 2021 growing season was another warm and dry one, but certainly not the warmest of recent memory. Harvest began on September 13 and continued through the 17, after which we took almost a week off due to a small shot of rain, and resumed picking the 23 through the  26. Once in the winery, the fruit was 100% destemmed into small stainless steel tanks and began a 4—5 day cold soak. Following this, tanks were gently warmed, and fermentation by indigenous yeast began and continued for 10-14 days.


Throughout primary fermentation, the tanks were gently punched down by hand twice daily. Once fermentation was complete, the wine remained in tank for 5-7 days of extended maceration, after which it was drained and the skins and seeds went to press to very gently to procure the remaining juice. Both the free-run juice and pressed juice went directly to barrel without settling. After aging for 11 months in 32% new, 20% 1 year, 29% 2 year, 18% 3 year, and 4% 4 year old French oak barrels, the wine was blended in September and bottled in December of 2022.

Clonal composition: 29% Pommard, 21% Dijon 115, 20% Dijon 777, 18% Wädenswil, 6% Dijon 667, 6% Dijon 114

4,843 cases produced
14.1% ABV

Ratings & Reviews


94 Points & Rank #? on Top 100 Wines of 2023 - Wine Spectator:
"This expressive red is dynamic, yet retains a sense of elegance and refinement, showing pomegranate and blueberry flavors underscored by river stone and dusky spice accents. Builds tension toward lively tannins. Drink now through 2032. 4,888 cases made." -TF (2023)

93 Points - James Suckling:
A juicy and tasty pinot with aromas of dark cherries, sliced mushrooms, chocolate strawberries, cardamom and nutmeg. Medium-bodied, creamy and well-balanced, with fine-grained tannins and a bright finish. Drink now or hold.

92 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
The 2021 Pinot Noir Dopp Creek takes on a deep transparent ruby color and offers aromas of toasted baking spices, ripe red and black raspberry, cardamom, and fresh pine. Medium-bodied, with juicy fruit up front, it fills the palate with fine tannins, and its more serious structure shows itself after the more primary fruit subsides on the palate. It will do well with another 6-12 months in bottle. Drink it over the coming 6-8 years. Drink 2024-2032.

93 Points - Wine Spectator (2019):
Slowly unfurls, opening with taut raspberry and stony mineral, then drawing in a rich and plush texture that glides toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2030. 4,408 cases made.