Weighing in at 13% alcohol, this excellent wine opens with aromatics of black cherry, black tea, black truffle and forest floor. There is lively acidity as the wine shows ripe strawberry, guava, red cherry and red currant flavors with peat moss. This is a great value out of Oregon. Drink 2017-2025- 90
--International Wine Report, April 2017
Aromas of allspice, cola, cherry, raspberry, cranberry, Marionberry, and a slight floral note. On the palate, this wine is dry and light medium-bodied with good acidity and structure. Flavors include cherries, cranberries, cloves, and black tea. There’s a strong midpalate presence, and a very long finish; evolves nicely in the glass.
Sourced from own-rooted and grafted vines planted between 1985-95 and consisting of the three heritage clones of Pinot Noir: Wädenswil, Pommard, and Gamay Beaujolais. Our estate bottling is a reflection of the philosophy of winegrowing pioneers in the Willamette Valley.
The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted, and destemmed. Then, the fruit underwent a five day cold soak. After fermentation began, the must was pumped over and punched down twice daily until dry. After fermentation was complete, the must was pressed, combining press fractions. The wine settled overnight then was racked to 25% new French oak barrels and aged for ten months.
Food Pairing Notes
Roasted chicken or duck, lamb, mushrooms, pork loin, grilled or pan roasted salmon, or grilled tuna