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Current releases

Scroll down through our most current lineup from the WC cellar. From youthful seasonal favorites like Rosé and Pinot Gris to our most age worthy single-vineyard Pinot Noirs, this is a snapshot of what we have available to you now! 

 
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2017 nv brut blanc de blancs


Vineyard Source : Sourced from sustainably farmed, estate vineyards in the Willamette Valley.

Alcohol : 13%

Dosage : 12 g/L

Bottle Date : Disgorged on demand

 

Our Brut Blanc de Blancs, lovingly crafted in the traditional Méthode Champenoise, is the culmination of efforts starting with fruit sourcing from multiple estate vineyards farmed by us. This bottling is both our addition to the growing neighborhood of sparkling wines from the Willamette Valley and effort to produce an affordable bottle of bubbles that still has great nuance, depth and approachability. Farmed sustainably, lees-aged, and disgorged on demand in small batch quantities.


A base wine, blended from multiple vintages, is the foundation for our Brut Blanc de Blancs. By blending across vintages, we can encourage a house style and smooth vintage variation. The mouthfeel is driven by fruit forwardness, rich textures and a friendly complexion that favors approachability over austerity.

 
 
 
 
 
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2017 rosé of pinot noir


Vineyard Source : La Cantera (Chehalem Mountains AVA) 90%+, Robinson & Covey Ridge (Willamette Valley)

Alcohol : 11.8%

Cases Produced : 275

 

 

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The grapes for this wine were picked at low brix, intended from the start for rosé. This results in an elegant, low alcohol expression that's dry but not sour, light but not thin. Its wild strawberry, cocoa and ground coffee flavors are appealing, complex and picnic-ready.

 

In classic Walnut City fashion, our 2017 Rosé of Pinot Noir offers gentle spring aromas of cherry blossom and citrus peel. Elegant oral accents waft in the margins of the eshier notes of wild strawberry and raspberry bramble. Just enough weight on the mid-palate lls out the prevailing acidity and mineral presence. 


For our direct press rosé, the dedicated grapes are picked at lower ripeness than would be suitable for a red wine, and often among the first fruit in the building at the start of harvest. Pressed whole cluster, the juice settled overnight, then racked and fermented in barrel to enhance texture. 

 
 
 
 
 
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2017 Willamette valley pinot gris


Vineyards Sourced : Yamhill Springs (Yamhill-Carlton AVA), Confluence, Poverty Bend & River Heights (Willamette Valley)

Alcohol : 12.9%

Cases Produced : 800

 

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This is Pinot Gris at its youthful best: fresh, creamy, leesy and bursting with zippy grapefruit, orange, apple and melon flavors. Made entirely in stainless steel, it is sufficiently rich and ripe despite the relatively low alcohol.

 

2017 was a departure from the eagerly early previous three vintages. Fruit set was atypically high, and even with moderate thinning, yields were plentiful. A hot, dry summer, that saw only a spot of rain in 90+ days, allowed for nearly uninterrupted ripening resulting in healthy clusters, and beautiful avor development. 


Refreshing, bright, and dry–the 2017 vintage of our Pinot Gris personi es this classic Willamette Valley mainstay. Favoring a spectrum that emphasizes elegance and friendliness over width and weight, our Pinot Gris is casual but smartly capable of complimenting a range foods. From simple oven-roasted chicken to spicy Indian or Thai dishes, this wine is as versatile as it is delicious. 

 
 
 
 
 
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2017 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir


Vineyards Sourced : La Cantera (Chehalem Mountains AVA), Sylvia's (Eola-Amity hills AVA), Yamhill Springs (Yamhill-Carlton AVA) & Four Winds (Willamette Valley)

Alcohol : 13.5%

Cases Produced : 2,950

 

2017 was a departure from the eagerly early previous three vintages. Fruit set was atypically high, and even with moderate thinning, yields were plentiful. A hot, dry summer, that saw only a spot of rain in 90+ days, allowed for nearly uninterrupted ripening resulting in healthy clusters, and beautiful avor development. 


Lovely early maturity and balance showing in this young wine. Where our 2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir was de ned by its wildness and forward fruit, the 2017 is characterized by seamless textures and mouthfeel. The fruit pro le incor- porates dark cherry, wild raspberry and a cranberry-like quality to the acidity. Trace notes of deep mocha aromas build the mid palate.

 
 
 
 
 
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2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir


Vineyards Sourced : La Cantera (Chehalem Mountains AVA), Sylvia's (Eola-Amity Hills AVA), Yamhill Springs (Yamhill-Carlton AVA), Robinson (Willamette Valley) & Four Winds (Willamette Valley)

Alcohol : 13.9%

Cases Produced : 1,690

 

Following relatively ideal back-to-back vintages, 2016 had big shoes to fill. Harvest came even earlier than the previous year, while the days were still warm, sunny and long. Crops were healthy and balanced, yields were low, and flavors expressive. We enjoyed a picking window that spanned over a month for this wine, with Sylvia’s arriving first on the 27th of August and Four Winds, at 600+ feet in elevation, holding out until almost October. 


Astounding energy and freshness accentuated by outgoing aromas of off-the-bush wild raspberries, springtime floral elements, sage and sandalwood. The palate is forward, juicy and approachable, brimming with flavors of sweet Hood strawberries and balanced with easy tannin and bright acidity. The Willamette Valley Pinot Noir was structured perfectly for a gentle 10 month élevage in French oak barrels to add depth and texture while retaining its defining freshness and approachability. 

 
 
 
 
 
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2016 willamette valley riesling


Vineyards Sourced : McIvor (25+ yrs old) Landing Eagle (11 yrs old) 

Alcohol  : 12.1% 

Residual Sugar / IRF Profile : .52% / Dry to Medium-Dry

Cases Produced : 145

 

Hand harvested. Clusters are manually crushed, and left to soak on skins at 38 degrees for 48 hours before being pressed and cold settled. The juice is then racked to stainless steel tank, inoculated, and cold fermented for 6 weeks until the desired balance is reached.


The 2016 Willamette Valley Riesling shows lovely off-dry approachability and a medley of exciting aromas and flavors. Pineapple, dried apricot and shredded coconut mingle in all their happy tropical glory! Expect a generous, round mouth feel from the extended skin contact followed by a lifting tick of acidity on the finish. 

 
 
 
 
 
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2014 dolcetto


Vineyard Sourced : Jubilee Vineyard (Eola-Amity Hills AVA)

Alcohol : 13.4%

Cases Produced : 104

Aging : 10 months in 100% neutral French oak 

 

The beautifully clean fruit from this ideal year allowed us to be very gentle and unhurried. Hand harvested grapes were destemmed and punched down daily as the fermentations began slowly and uninoculated. After 23 days on the skins the wine was pressed. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. 


A long slow fermentation allowed for a very deep but gentle extraction. This becomes evident in the pure and lilting violet floral notes that introduce the wine. Brooding at first, the intensity and complexity of aroma builds with minutes in the glass until bright floral notes mix with dark boysenberry and cassis supported by earth and spice. The rich and generous palate sails effortlessly on to a long finish. 

 
 
 
 
 
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2014 reserve chardonnay


Vineyards Sourced : 50% Bunker Hill, 50% Robinson Vineyard

Alcohol : 13.4%

Cases Produced : 100

Aging : 10 months in French oak, less than 25% new 

 

Elegant in style and approach, the 2014 Reserve Chardonnay offers a seamless balance elevated by multiple pick dates and the blending of 2 unique vineyard sites. Robinson Vineyard brings an effortless fruit-forward- ness to the resulting wines, defined by rounder, broader textures, upfront approachability and subtly more tropical aromas and flavors. Bunker Hill Vineyard lends sophisticated restraint, a Chablis-like tension in the stony citrus fruit and a complex mineral palate. Together the result is a wine that is expansive and rich on the attack, but tightens up some on the energetic finish. The Reserve Chardonnay is delicious right now, but poised with the ample structure and acidity to age beautifully. 

 
 
 
 
 
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2014 reserve pinot noir


Vineyard Sourced : 50% La Cantera (Chehalem Mountains AVA), 30 % Carlton Hill Vineyard (Yamhill-Carlton AVA), 20% Folie Hill Vineyard (Dundee Hills AVA) 

Alcohol : 13.4%

Cases Produced : 333

Aging : 12 months in French oak barrels

 

2014 was marked by dry, warm weather. An effortless and early path through ripening resulted in abundant and remarkably balanced fruit. In the months that followed, it was clear that an exceptional Reserve Pinot Noir was taking shape. 


An expressive nose of dried rose petal, tart cherry, wild strawberry and raspberry bramble stands prominently and in balance with a palate that is graciously ripe and balanced with bright acidity and a modest alcohol level. The weight and mouth feel are lifted and sleek with a generous, sweet mid-palate and very fine, evolved tannins on the finish. The Reserve is vibrant and energetic in its youth and will be eager to evolve in bottle over the next 8-10 years. 

 
 
 
 
 
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2014 La Cantera Vineyard pinot noir


Vineyard Sourced : La Cantera Vineyard, Chehalem Mountains AVA

Alcohol : 13.5%

Cases Produced : 110

Aging : 15 months in 15% new French oak barrels

 

Some fermenters were completely destemmed and some were 100% whole cluster. 25% wholecluster in the final blend. All of the lots saw a 48 hour cold soak with daily pumpovers. The fermenters were warmed and continued uninoculated with twice daily foot treading on the whole cluster lots and punchdowns on the destemmed lots.


Depth and intensity defines the nose of the youthful 2014 La Cantera Vineyard Pinot Noir. The classic sweet spicy and dusty floral elements of this 30-year-old hilltop vineyard jump from the glass making a strong show of matching the layers of deep red cherry, pomegranate and bramble. Lovely clarity and elegance seem to balance the wildness and generosity of the fruit. An exciting, age-worthy, single-vineyard edition from our flagship vineyard! 

 
 
 
 
 
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2014 carlton hill vineyard pinot noir


Vineyard Sourced : Carlton Hill Vineyard, Yamhill-Carlton AVA

Alcohol : 13.6%

Cases Produced : 124

Aging : 18 months in French oak barrels

 

Carlton Hill Vineyard is beautifully situated 11-acre site in the heart of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Its east facing slopes pick up the first of the morning sun, lending gentle ripening and shady relief in the hot afternoons. CHV sits at an elevation ranging between 420 and 480 feet and is comprised of Willakenzie and Peavine soils. 


Carlton Hill Vineyard consistently delivers standout Pinot Noir known for lending robust, deeply red-fruited characteristics to the resulting wines – and the 2014 is no exception! Its weaves powerfully exotic elements with youthful tension, no doubt making this wine fascinating to watch unfold as the months and years pass. We love how the flash and forwardness compliment the more rustic, finessed wines in our portfolio.