Grape: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: AVA Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Style: Light-Medium bodied
Farming Practices: Practicing Organic
Winemaking: 10% whole-cluster. Aged 18 months in French oak (30% new)
Tasting notes: Velvety dark fruit flavors with a hint of savory spice.
About the Winemaker: Alisa Jacobson - Environmentalist & Outdoor Enthusiast.
Jacobson began work at Joseph Phelps, which is where she met Joel and Sarah Gott.
In 2003, the Gotts hired her as their first employee. She helped usher the Joel Gott wine label from obscurity to the globally-recognized iconic brand it is today. Jacobson rose to the rank of VP of Winemaking, overseeing a team of 30, and managing all winery and vineyard operations throughout California, Oregon, and Washington, as well as projects in Argentina, Chile, Italy, France, and New Zealand. Recently, she passed the baton back to Joel and Sarah Gott and set out to forge her own path with a renewed and passionate focus on making wine from sustainably-farmed vineyards in coastal regions.
Today, Jacobson’s primary focus is on Turning Tide Wines. She relocated from Sonoma to San Luis Obispo County, owns two vineyards in the Santa Ynez AVA.