The 2021 Willamette Valley Pinot noir is as always comprised of all the vineyards we work with – each is treated with equal diligence and as Brian says, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Vinified in the house style – 100% whole cluster, native yeast, foot stomping, basket press, malo complete, only as much sulphur as necessary, this Pinot sees some oak but not too much and is bottled after 10 months in barrel without any fining or filtration. We drink this wine regularly and we hope you will too!
Lucious and finessed. Upon approach, florals of rose petals and red currant drive energetic notions with juicy black plum and huckleberry jam lurking behind gracefully. Medjool dates and raspberry lava cake reveal themselves as the first sip warms the palate. Dried earl gray tea leaves with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg make for a lengthy finish that gently lingers without implication. Reminiscent of the comfort of your favorite Portland plaid on a rainy day.