2016 Estate Pinot Gris
The 2016 had early bloom the first week of June leading to an early September harvest of fully ripe, clean fruit. This vintage features Asian pear notes with floral aromas. The complexity added by 25% neutral barrels suggests dried apricot with minerality on the finish. Pair with the Oregon classics, salmon or Dungeness crab.
Pinot Gris 2015 Late Harvest
Vintage 2015 is the second Late Harvest Pinot Gris in 20 years! Lingering sunny weather allowed us to pick the last fruit on October 16th. Honeyed flavor is balanced by crisp acidity and floral overtones. Sugar at Harvest: 28.2 Brix, Residual Sugar 9.8%. Delicious after dinner dessert wine, pairs superbly with cheeses. 375 ml.
2016 Estate Chardonnay
A beautiful expression of the Dijon 76 Chardonnay grown in Oregon's volcanic soils. Citrus and white peach aromas lead to a complex, silky mid-palate. Minerality on the finish with the barest hint of oak. Perfect for summer seafood.
2016 Estate Pinot Noir
The 2016 benefitted from a warm summer, tempered by cool showers in late August. Featuring vibrant red fruit character, juicy acidity and balanced tannins. Oregon's 2016s are becoming a favorite vintage, with lots of praise from the critics.
2015 Estate Pinot Noir
The promise of the warm sunny summer in 2015 led to a record early harvest. The first fruit was in the winery September 11th! Complex, refined tannins and underlying earth character define the cuvee. Red fruit, acidity and wild berry aromatics should reward cellaring.
2015 Mistake Block Pinot Noir
A classic vintage for this tiny slice of ten rows. Dark, sultry, earthy with marionberry and plum notes. Some lively acidity lifts the finish. Cadus and some once-filled Siruge barrels add elegance.
2015 Inchinnan Pinot Noir
Warm, sunny conditions led to a record early harvest in 2015. Wadenswil and the earthy Dijon 114 anchor the blend. Dijon 115 adds bright acidity. Layered with wild berry notes, forest floor, with some interesting mineral notes. Lingering round finish.
2016 Inchinnan Pinot Noir
The warm sunshine during harvest brought excellent ripeness and tannins to the blend. The usual suspects, Wadenswil (black cherry), Dijon 114 (blackberry earth) and Dijon 115 (acid balance) are all contributing to the tradition. An unmarked wild card barrel made the cut, adding intriguing elements. 94 James Suckling!
2016 Mistake Block Pinot Noir
This is a four barrel blend of which two of the barrels are new French oak. It has a little more structure than we usually see due to the tannin development. But the deep, rich plum and sultry texture put this vintage squarely in the style that we have come to expect.