Maybe way overdue, maybe just indicative of trying to keep a blog up during harvest. Either way I’m happy to announce the bottling of our 2017 Willamette Valley PInot Noir. This is a blend of some barrels of our Wirtz Vineyard Pinot with some barrels of a few other vineyards near the winery, including Champoeg right next door. We were aiming for a more every day wine that shows the vintage, is true to Willamette Valley character, and is fun to drink. We think we nailed it, but are happy to get you a few bottles for you to decide. It shows pretty bright red fruit, some watermelon honestly, certainly cherry, a bit of tasty herbaciousness, and has good taught acidity. We find it incredibly easy to drink.
You’ll see (as soon as I get the bottle shots done and up on the site) that we put this in a screwcap and inverted our typical label colors. We want this wine to stand out as unique from our more focused lineup, but still entirely true to our goals. If you are interested in trying it send me an email and I’ll get it right out to you.