Just another vintage of intense, well balanced, food-friendly white wine. The Oregon is a blend of about 80% Wyeast Vineyard, 20% Covey Ridge Vineyard fruit. We bottled half in screwcaps.
At this time, the Covey Ridge is our favorite having greater intensity. It was barrel fermented in one-year old oak, which gives it a different character than the Oregon.
A rich, complex wine with fresh white stone fruit and hints of spice in the nose, clean and
refreshing, many different fruit, spice, roasted nut, and herbal flavors waft rapidly across
the palate, finishing crisp. The winemaker says: "The wine is already displaying impressive
depth and will only improve for quite a time. Most of the fruit comes off the Wyeast
Vineyard in the Hood River Valley. Located on a south-facing slope at high elevation in a
famous fruit growing area, the fruit ripens fully while retaining good acidity."