2008 Releases

2008 Pinot Noir “Pondering Ptolomy”


 

Region: Willamette Valley

Soils: Jory

Aspect: South and southeast

Slope: 3-5%

Farmed: Organic / Biodynamic

Certification: non

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir

Clones: Pommard

Picked: Hand picked Oct.15st- Oct. 29th 2008

Brix: 24.5 degrees

Fermentation: Stainless Steel 3-5 ton lots

Cold Soak: 3-5 days

Hand punched, with alternating pump-overs

Wine Chemical Analysis: pH 3.55; TA .63; alcohol 13.7%

Aging: 10 months in French oak barrels. 45% new French oak, 35% one year, 20% two year old vines

Wine Tasting Notes: Strictly the Pommard clone with BD practices employed in both vineyard sites plus rock mineralization to enhance micro nutriants in the soils. Intense concentrated fruit pulls and twists the pallet like fresh mountain berries. Dark fruit characteristics dominate the spectrum of Pinot fruit with succulence and juicy pallet length.

Production: 229 cases

Release Date: May – 2010

Pouring Recommendations: Ready to drink shortly after opening with slightly warmer temperatures.

 

2008 Pinot Noir “Love Lies Bleeding”


 

Region: Dundee Hills

Soils: Jory

Aspect: South and southeast

Slope: 3-5%

Farmed: Organic

Certification: non

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir

Clones: 777, 115, 114, 667, 113 and Pommard

Picked: Hand picked Oct.10st- Oct. 15th 2008

Brix: 24.5 degrees

Fermentation: Stainless Steel 3-5 ton lots

Cold Soak: 3-5 days

Hand punched, with alternating pump-overs

Wine Chemical Analysis: pH 3.60; TA .63; alcohol 13.7%

Aging: 10 months in French oak barrels. 45% new French oak, 35% one year, 20% two year old vines

Wine Tasting Notes: This wine is from one of Oregon’s main soil types, the volcanically derived Jory soil. The wine shows both black and red expressions of fruit with dried meats, and earth. The texture is round in the front of the mouth with a fine lingering acidity.  The weight is distributed toward the front of the mouth and pulls in a concentrated line toward the finish of the pallet.

Production: 835 cases

Release Date: September, 2009

Pouring Recommendations: Ready to drink shortly after opening

 

2008 Viognier “A Gate Swung Open”


 

Region: Rouge Valley

Vineyards: Sundown Vineyard; Fort Miller Vineyard

Soils: Metamorphic derived and alluvial

Aspect: east

Slope: 3-5%

Farmed: Organic in most years

Certification: non

Varietal: 100% Viognier

Clones: 197

Picked: Hand picked Oct. 14th 2008

Brix: 24.5 degrees – 25.5 degrees

Fermentation: Stainless Steel 1-3 ton lots and barrel fermented sur lies

Cold Stabilization: 1-2 days

Wine Chemical Analysis: pH 3.29; TA .72; alcohol 14.1%

Aging: 8 months in neutral French oak barrels and stainless steel tank; 1 month in stainless steel tank marrying tank; 2 months in bottle.

Wine Tasting Notes: This wine has an aromatic balance of floral components like orange blossom, lemon peel, and fruit components such as apricots, pears and peaches. The mouth feel is crisp with a long line of acidity that pulls the peach, pear, and citrus flavors far out into the pallet. This wine has 5-7 years of wonderful changes in store for it as it ages, but is easily enjoyed now with it fresh fruit characteristics.

Production: 326 cases

Release Date: May 25, 2009

Pouring Recommendations: Ready to drink shortly after opening

2007 Releases

2007 Pinot Noir “Rain on Leaves” Region: Willamette Valley


 

Vineyards: Ana (Dundee Hills) Stermer Vineyard (Yamhill Carlton)

Soils: Jory

Aspect: South and southeast

Slope: 3-5%

Farmed: Organic

Certification: non

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir

Clones: 777 and Pommard

Picked: Hand picked Oct.7st- Oct. 21th 2007

Brix: 23.5 degrees

Fermentation: Stainless Steel 1-3 ton lots

Cold Soak: 3-5 days

Hand punched, with alternating pump-overs

Wine Chemical Analysis: pH 3.70; TA .58; alcohol 13.5%

Aging: 10 months in French oak barrels; 1 month in stainless steel tank; 9 months in bottle.

Wine Tasting Notes: This wine is from one of Oregon’s main soil types, the volcanically derived Jory soil. Dried herbs and brown cinnamon bark dominate the aromatics as the pallet alternates between soft and structured.  This wine continues to improve and will age gracefully for 6-9 years.

Production: 256 cases

Release Date: April 15th, 2009

Pouring Recommendations: Ready to drink shortly after opening

 

2007 Pinot Noir “the Black and the Red” Region: Willamette Valley


 

Vineyards: Bella Vida (Dundee Hills) Momtazi (McMinnville Foothills)

Soils: Jory and Nekkia

Aspect: South and south

Slope: 3-5%

Farmed: Biodyanamic / Organic

Certification: Biodynamic

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir

Clones: 777 and 114

Picked: Hand picked Oct.1st- Oct. 2th 2007

Brix: 23.8 degrees – 24.1 degrees

Fermentation: Stainless Steel 1-3 ton lots

Cold Soak: 3-5 days

Hand punched, with alternating pump-over

Wine Chemical Analysis: pH 3.55; TA .60; alcohol 13.8%

Aging: 11 months in French oak barrels; 1 month in stainless steel tank; 7 months in bottle.

Wine Tasting Notes: This wine commences with aromas of spiced berries such as Marion berry, huckleberry, and a spice box note. The natural acidity is deeply integrated with the mouth feel of the wine and intense primary fruits of currents, raspberry, and strawberry. The wine is also nuanced with a cinnamon spice and clove. The wine is a vibrant shade of red.

Production: 212 cases

Release Date: December 1, 2008

Pouring Recommendations: Ready to drink shortly after opening

 

2007 Pinot Noir “Tapis” ReserveRegion: Willamette Valley


 

Vineyards: Ana (Dundee Hills) Stermer Vineyard (Yamhill Carlton)

Soils: Jory

Aspect: South and southeast

Slope: 3-5%

Farmed: Organic

Certification: non

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir

Clones: 777 and Pommard

Picked: Hand picked Oct.7st- Oct. 21th 2007

Brix: 23.5 degrees

Fermentation: Stainless Steel 1-3 ton lots

Cold Soak: 3-5 days

Hand punched, with alternating pump-overs

Wine Chemical Analysis: pH 3.70; TA .58; alcohol 13.5%

Aging: 10 months in French oak barrels; 1 month in stainless steel tank; 9 months in bottle.

Wine Tasting Notes: This wine is from one of Oregon’s main soil types, the volcanically derived Jory soil. 25 year old vine from the Dundee Hills Ana vineyard make up the majority of this wine which gives a strawberry liquor note surrounded by floral aromas of rose petal. The texture is abundantly smooth and will age gracefully for the next 5-8 years.

Production: 65 cases

Release Date: Unreleased

Pouring Recommendations: Ready to drink shortly after opening

 

2007 “Technicolor Bat” Tempranillo 82% Syrah 18% Region: Columbia Gorge


 

Vineyards: Three Sleeps Dominio IV Estate

Soils: Van Horn

Vineyards: Three Sleeps Dominio IV Estate

Soils: Van Horn

Aspect: East by East by Northeast

Slope: 3-5%

Farmed: Organic, Biodynamic

Certification: pending

Varietal: Syrah

Clones: 887, 174, Syrah Noir

Picked: Hand picked Oct.1st- Oct. 7th 2006

Brix: 24.5 degrees – 25.1 degrees

 

2006 Syrah “Song of an uncaged bird”Region: Columbia Gorge


 

Fermentation: Stainless Steel 1-3 ton lots

Cold Soak: 3-5 days

Release Date: March 15, 2009

Pouring Recommendations: Decant in a broad vessel. The wine changes dramatically with 3-5 hours of exposure to ambient air.

Production: 336 cases

Release Date: September 2008

Pouring Recommendations: Ready to drink shortly after opening

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