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Pacific NW 9th Pour: Revana Vineyards Alexana Pinot Noir

I'm going to tell you a little about one of the wines we showcased today, this particular wine is called Alexana Revana Vineyard Pinot Noir from Dundee Hills of Oregon. Interesting thing about Willemette Valley, the uniqueness of the valley, it's made up of 26 types of soil, Dundee Hills is one of the six AVAs inside that area, that focuses on a little bit more volcanic soil. This wine in my hands, is a Revana Vineyards combination of volcanic soil, and marine sedimentary soil; there are actually eighteen types of soil in this one particular site in Dundee Hills which is amazing for soil diversity. Another thing about this Pinot Noir which is synonymous with almost all Pinot Noirs, a combination of several different clones of Pinot. This particular wine has ten different clones in it, and that's what makes it so complex. These clones are planted in soils in climates they work best with, and this wine has eighteen types of soil and ten different clones.