Antica Terra Coriolis Pinot Noir 2019
"The geology of the Antica Terra vineyard is pretty unusual. In most of the region, vineyards are planted in the relatively deep, geologically young soils left behind by either the Missoula floods or the volcanic events that formed the Cascade and Coast Ranges. Here, the remains of a far older pre-historic seabed rise to the surface, leaving the vines to struggle, without topsoil, atop a fractured mixture of sandstone sown with 40 million-year-old marine fossils.
Above ground, the place is just as intense. Its exposed rock, steeply pitched grades and panoramic views of the surrounding land convey a feeling of dramatic scale. The west wind moves constantly through the vines, picking up velocity at night when the marine inversion draws cooler air through the Van Duzer Corridor, causing a diurnal shift of forty to fifty degrees each evening." -Winery notes