2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
This is our tenth year of making Pinot Noir in Oregon and the art of making a blend from multiple vineyards in enough quantity that you can appeal to an audience in ten states (and China) is actually one of the bigger challenges in winemaking. This is our ambassador, the first wine that most people encounter from us. It needs to say something about not only the places it is from, and the character of the vintage, but also it needs to say a little bit about our philosophy (genuine wines that are a reflection of the time and place they were grown). 2015 is a focused blend from the Luminous Hills Vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton, the Armstrong Vineyard in Ribbon Ridge and the Bjornson Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills. 896 cases produced. 13.6% alcohol. 25% new French Oak. From lots picked on five different dates in a span of two weeks.
A taste of the Willamette Valley.