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.
Once again, the beautiful and old own-rooted Pinot Gris from Yamhill Springs Vineyard (Yamhill-Carlton AVA) defines the fruit-forward, brightly acidic style in the 2018 release. The harvest season was long, dry and extended by cool nights and more mild daytime temperatures.
We take our Rosé seriously! No saignée here! We dedicated 100% Pinot Noir vines from our flagship estate vineyard each year to this project. The Pinot Noir for our rosé is often amongst the first fruit in the winery each year – picked early to retain acidity and elegance, avoid higher sugar ripeness, and preserve the complexing and bright aromatics.
A true Willamette Valley, the 2017 comprises a diverse spectrum of vineyards covering three sub-AVA’s including the Chehalem Mountains, Eola-Amity Hills and Yamhill-Carlton. At 600 feet above sea level, the unique high-elevation Four Winds vineyard wrapped up our final, and record setting latest, Pinot Noir pick on November 1st!
McIvor Vineyard, one of the primary sources for both our Riesling and Gewürztraminer is a gem of a place. 25+ years old at this point, this little site sits nestled in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Look for a single vineyard bottling to be released down the road!
Our Reserve Pinot Noir showcases the best of the cellar. The 2016 vintage delivered profoundly generous, well-structured wines. The vineyards that comprise the 2016 Reserve span three sub-AVA’s.
We believe that this wine should represent the Willamette Valley and the vintage as a whole, and love to see the composition vineyards expressing harmoniously, with no dominant personalities. The end result is an exciting Willamette Valley Reserve from a benchmark vintage.
Our Reserve Chardonnay offers interlaced complexity influenced by multiple pick dates and the blending of two unique vineyard sites. Robinson Vineyard brings an effortless fruit-forwardness and subtly more tropical characteristics. Meier Vineyard lends restraint, tension and unique herbaceous and stony citrus fruit notes on the palate.
Each year our Walnut City Reserve represents the best of the cellar and the 2015 vintage offered generous, deep and richly complex Pinots. The grapes for this blend came from La Cantera (50%) and Carlton Hill (50%) vineyards. Aged 16 months in French oak.
The sweet spice and floral notes classic to this 30-year-old hilltop vineyard jump from the glass complimenting the layers of cherry and pomegranate. Clarity and elegance balance the generosity of the fruit. An age-worthy edition from our flagship vineyard. Aged 18 months in French oak.
Carlton Hill Vineyard consistently delivers standout Pinot Noir known for lending robust, deeply red-fruited characteristics to the resulting wines – and the 2015 is no exception! It weaves powerfully exotic elements with youthful structure. This wine will be 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.
Dolcetto is a bit of a passion project for us. We dream of it being center stage at barbecues across America, doing what it does best, complimenting casual food in a casual setting, but until then, we will keep spreading the word!