The single vineyard Pinots are specific barrels or specific batches put together
to be wonderful, distinctive Pinot Noirs. Most of the rest of the Pinot is blended into the
Oregon. When it turns out as good as this year's Oregon Pinot, we are very happy.
The grapes for this Pinot Noir came off several vineyards: Resonance, Able,
Yates Conwill, Covey Ridge, Lachini and Schindler. Yes, a very nice set of sources!
These are some of our favorite vineyards. We chose to blend strengths
together and offer a less expensive, high quality wine.
The wine is dark, aromatic and has great natural acidity. At this stage of
development, most of its character is in a long, long finish - a good sign for the
future of the wine!
2008 was a vintage that featured ripe grapes at somewhat lower alcohol levels.
Cool, dry weather went on and on deep into October - the sort of year that produces
our best Pinot Noirs.
The wine should age for a very long time. At this point, bottles we open improve