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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
White Rose Whole Cluster Pinot Noir 2008
White Rose Whole Cluster Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 114489)

PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $69.99

Winemaker's Notes:

White Rose Estate met it's objective with the 100% Whole-Cluster Pinot Noir, creating a wine that focuses on the character of the fruit rather than the amount and intensity of the fruit. Whole-cluster fermentation restrains the sweetness or sappiness while leaving a dense and layered fruit profile. Ultimately, as the whole-cluster characteristics integrate, the secondary characteristics are intensified evolving into a wine that has the potential to evoke those rare transcendent experiences.
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About White Rose:

In the summer of 2000, Greg Sanders knocked on the door of an old farm house sitting at the top of the Dundee Hills in Oregon's Willamette Valley. The house was just up the gravel road from a few of Oregon's most notable wineries: Archery Summit, Domaine Drouhin Oregon and Domaine Serene. Surrounding the farm house was a small vineyard, self-rooted in 1980, that over the years had become known for the quality of its fruit. St. Innocent, Panther Creek and Torii Mor, had all purchased fruit from this site, bottling wines and designating them as "White Rose Vineyard". Having been an impassioned fan of pinot noir for many years, it was Greg's dream to own a vineyard from which he could produce artisanal, hand-made wines of outstanding quality. His search had led him to the top of this hill, and when he left, he took with him the deed to a dream.

The objective of our winemaking is to present the terroir of our vineyards in a pure, focused style, enabling an expression of elegance and clarity that only great vineyards can achieve. Aromatic complexity and depth of flavors that demonstrate varietal typicality are the fundamental goals for all our wines.