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2004 Holloran Vineyard Wines, Pinot Noir, La Pavillon Vineyards, Dundee Hills


This estate produces some 3,000 to 3,500 cases per year.  They have three labels: Stafford Hill, AVA Designated wines, and Single Vineyard Wines.  This bottle is Single Vineyard Wine from the top label.  The La Pavillon Vineyard is the oldest vineyard planted in 1972 and 1974.  The vineyards are farmed organically since 1999 and biodynamically since 2005.  The wine is aged for up to 18 months in French oak.  The soils are rocky and lie at an elevation of 580 to 680 feet.

An Holloran Vineyard, Image by davidburn (flickr)

We drank this wine before my trip to Seattle.  Purchased for $22 at MacArthur’s it is an absolutely deal.  It is just starting to mature and enter a new stage.  I enjoyed this wine more than Jenn.

2004 Holloran Vineyard Wines, Pinot Noir, La Pavillon Vineyards, Dundee Hills
The nose reveals dusty, red fruit with some toast.  In the mouth there are some acidic, dark, red fruits.  The soft, maturing flavors show cedar, herbs, and dry red fruit flavors.  There are tart, red fruit in the finish and aftertaste.  With air a sweet spice complements the dark red berries.  The finish and aftertaste turn a bit soft and could use a bit more acidity.  ** Now-2015.

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