Home Is Where You Find It

The right taste, the right smell, and you're back where you began. That's what a five pack can do. Create a new memory now, and bring you back to it later.

Everybody's heart has a home. Maybe it's not where they live, but it's where they want to be most of all. For a squirrel like me, that place is Walnut City. I'm not there now, but when I open this wine (with much struggle because of my tiny paws) it all rushes back to me in an instant.

When I lived in Walnut City, it was in a tree outside this little flower shop. Each morning, I'd wake up early to the smells of purple flowers, dried herbs, maybe some wet earth and a hint of red fruit and rhubarb. That's what I relive when I open a 2010 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.

Oh, I remember it like it was yesterday, even still. I'd wake up early, run across the power lines, dodge a few pigeons and check for muffin crumbs outside the little Italian coffee shop. Sometimes I'd leap into the corner fish monger's stall, and steal halibut or salmon. Strangely, this Pinot also pairs well with the same fish, and chicken or pork besides. It's like it was made for me!

Yes, in my heart, I never left Walnut City. And this five pack of wine takes me back there, again and again. But you know, even though I was there for years, I never once ate a walnut! Really, they're more there for the tourists anyway. REAL Walnut Cityers would never be caught dead with one.

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Features

2010 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 750ml 5-Pack

Purple flowers, dried herbs and wet earth open the bouquet, gradually giving way to tart cherry, raspberry and rhubarb. Bright acidity and tart red fruit dominate the palate, with hints of dried herbs and nutmeg. The finish is sharp and bright, alluding to the youthfulness of this Pinot Noir. Pairs well with halibut, salmon, baked chicken and pork.

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Greg shares that this Walnut City WineWorks Pinot is a fantastic representation of the Willamette Valley and a great deal as well.

Specs

Winery Retail Price: $125.00
Average Shipping:  $20.00
Average Tax:   $6.16
Woot Shipping:  (-$5.00)
Total MSRP:   $146.16

 

  • Varietals: Pinot Noir
  • Appellation: Willamette Valley
  • Alcohol Content: 12.9%
  • pH: 3.59
  • TA: .53 g/100 ml
  • RS: .02%
  • Case Production: 3400
  • Harvest Date: October 2010
  • Vineyard Sources: La Cantera*, McLain, Z’IVO (Rocky Hill)*, Robinson Estate, Courting Hill
 
*These vineyard sites have received or are in the process of receiving LIVE/Salmon Safe Certification.

Winery Details

Walnut City WineWorks

Founded:
1999
Owner:
John Davidson and John Gilpin
Location:
McMinnville, Oregon
Walnut City WineWorks was the brainchild of two amazing farmers -- John Davidson and John Gilpin. This serendipitous meeting in 1984 at one of the first wineries in Yamhill County was the start of an abiding friendship and business partnership based on a mutual love of pinot noir.
 
The two Johns came together to form St. Joseph Orchard, working shoulder to shoulder with the best of Oregon's wine pioneers. Through St. Joseph's, they have grown, grafted, and planted more than a million vines in verdant Yamhill County over the last two decades. Currently they own or manage more than 200 acres of vineyards in the Willamette Valley.
 
In 1999 Davidson and Gilpin expanded their business and vision to include their own production facility to allow the vineyards they manage to come to full realization, while still encompassing the total in-house, hands-on method. They repurposed the original Willamette Valley Walnut Co. building in historic downtown McMinnville, Oregon (once nicknamed "Walnut City") to provide their vineyard customers a home for them all to come together and bring to fruition their dreams while still keeping the integrity of the vine-to-wine mentality.
 
In a nutshell (pun intended) Walnut City WineWorks is a multi-brand "custom crush" wine production facility. Since 1999 we have been producing small-lot, hand-crafted wines for numerous labels around the Willamette Valley. What sets Walnut City apart from other "custom crush" facilities is our involvement in the wine growing process: not only do we make the wine, but we also plant, manage, and farm the vineyard sites where our fruit is grown. The brands currently produced here at Walnut City include Walnut City WineWorks, Bernard Machado, Carlton Hill, Z'IVO, Lundeen, Genius Loci, and Robinson Reserve.

 

 

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