2012 Pull Eighty Pinot Noir

-- From a 97 point-rated vintage from Oregon Pinot Noir, among the "greatest in thirty-five years of winemaking experience" -- Hails from two sustainably-farmed single vineyards in the heart of Willamette Valley -- At today's price of 15.99/bottle, this 2012 Oregon Pinot Noir represents a rare find Hailing from a vintage that many regard as one of the greatest in decades (yes, decades), the 2012 Pull Eighty represents an incredible find. Wine Spectator rated the 2012 Oregon vintage 97 points. Amazing! Willamette Valley icon Ken Wright raved about the 2012 Oregon Pinot Noir vintage, stating that “After thirty-five years of winemaking experience in Oregon and California, I can count the truly great years on three fingers…2012 being one of those years.” It was a vintage that left Ken Wright, himself, "in awe", characterizing this "inspiring" vintage as "a rare opportunity" to showcase phenomenal Pinot Noir for fans all around the world. The 2012 Pull Eighty hails from two sustainably-farmed single vineyards in the heart of Willamette Valley and comes to you for only $15.99/bottle! It is an elegant, beautiful Pinot Noir that is classically Oregon, in both heart and soul. The wine is in stock right now and ready for your order. Cheers! "Our Pinot Noir is carefully crafted from fuit that is selected for its aromatics and depth of flavor. The vineyards that go into Pull Eighty are blended to create a well balanced and classic expression of Pinot Noir from Oregon. The wine pairs superbly with grilled poultry, pork, and fish as well as cream sauces and spicy seasonings." - Winery "Pull Eighty is a T. Edward exclusive made from two highly regarded Pinot Noir vineyards in the state of Oregon. This brand is the result of a commitment to an entire vintage's production and some tight lips. We are at liberty to disclose neither the names of the vineyard nor the winemaker's name. We are happy to do it, however, because it means we can offer this wine at half of what it would normally sell for. This label is a tribute to Patrick Edward Crowley. PEC served as President of the New York Central Railroad from 1924-1931. His reputation for demanding a hard day's work and maximum efficiency led his friends and colleagues to coin his initials into a nickname, Pull Eighty Cars. In the early 1900s most locomotives typically pulled only thirty cars but on a flat grade were capable of pulling eighty. PEC demanded that all his locomotives over-deliver on the norms of his day. We hope that this Pinot Noir does the same. This wine originates from select vineyard sites in the center of the Williamette Valley. All the grapes are sourced from cool-climate sites to create elegant, classic Oregon Pinot Noir. The farmers treasure their native environment and use sustainable practices in growing and vinifying the grapes. The vines were planted in 1997-1998 to select clones of Pinot Noir (Pommard, 777, 115). The grapes are hand harvested and the wine is aged for 8 months in 80% neutral oak, 20% two year French oak." - Importer [+]