Powerful complexity with penetrating notes of Chelan cherries, red raspberry bramble and anise. Excellent balance with a long, lingering finish.
Comprised of pinot noir grapes from Temperance Hill vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills. The vines were planted in 1981 in volcanic basalt-jory, nekia, and ritner soil. Temperance Hill vineyard is farmed organically.
This pinot noir contains 3 different clone types coming from the Temperance Hill vineyard: 40% 777, 31% Pommard, 29% Wadenswil.
Only 300 cases produced!
What our team says
A wet, cool spring delayed flowering until late June, which set the stage for a later harvest than the previous three vintages.
Hot, dry conditions prevailed through the summer, yielding heat spikes in August. With a larger than normal fruit set, the grapes enjoyed long hang time leading up to harvest. Conditions cooled and brought in scattered rains with the harvest, which began at Brooks on the 28th of September and ran through November 1st, almost returning to normal average harvest dates in the Willamette Valley.
The wines from the vintage show fresh fruit flavors and lively acidity. In all, it will be remembered as a classic vintage in Oregon!