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Kelley Fox Mirabai Pinot Noir 2018

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Dundee Hills, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, minimal additional sulphites

Kelley Fox Wines is a small winery producing Pinot Noir from self-rooted, dry-farmed, old vines of the historic Maresh Vineyard in the Dundee Hills, and the Demeter-certified biodynamic Momtazi Vineyard in the McMinnville foothills since 2007. Kelley Fox has been a full-time, on-the-floor winemaker for over sixteen years. Most of the canopy work in her blocks at Maresh she does personally and in solitude, including the biodynamic sprays.

The Mirabai 2017 is a medium, youthful and merry blue-red with brilliant tranparency. True to the Dundee Hills, this Mirabai begins with a nose full of Hood strawberries with some spices carried by a magic carpet of silk and beautiful length.

Kelley is widely regarded as making some of the finest Pinot Noir in Oregon; it’s also been noted how well her wines develop with time. This 2017 is drinking well now, of course, but if you’re looking to lay something down then give this five years or so and we think it’ll really be singing.