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Wine of the Day: Crowley La Colina 2013 4-14-16

Crowley La Colina 2013Crowley La Colina Vineyard Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2013 750ML ($59.95) Buy Now: $51.90 special

The Dundee Hills AVA is delineated in part by the soil, termed Jory. Jory soil is a very old, dark red loam, silt and clay soil formed from the decomposed basalt deposited by 15 million year old lava flows.  The soil is well-draining and is credited for giving the AVA’s wines classic red fruit and dusty spice notes.  The vineyard in question, La Colina, was planted by George Hillberry in 1999.  Since 2005 (first under the Entre Nous bottling and now also as a single vineyard) Tyson Crowley has worked with the non-irrigated vineyard.  La Colina is between 450 and 550 feet in elevation and boasts over 6 feet of Jory soil.… Read the rest