The fruit quality was just perfect—not too ripe, fresh and juicy, and full of complexity and nuance. This wine highlights those characteristics and does so with all the verve this region is known for.
Wine background: The first vintage of this Pinot noir was in 1979. Our objective in producing this wine has always been a classic, intense and elegant wine that pairs well with the foods we like to eat. By blending the diverse flavors and textures of multiple vineyards, clones and elevations, we produce a richly supple and focused wine that typifies what Pinot noir can achieve each vintage in the northern Willamette Valley. With this wine, our 34th vintage, our experience shows - we’ve long been acknowledged as producing a reference standard for the “Oregon style.”