Portlandia Winery Pinot Noir 2019
Youthful aromas of fresh red cherries and strawberries with hints of nutmeg and cedar box. Flavors are bright and focused with red fruit compote, kirsch, and red plums on the forepalate, finishing with typical Pinot richness and held in suspension with a solid core of acidity.
The passion at Portlandia is to bring the best of what Oregon's Willamette Valley has to offer in both wine and lifestyle. They start with some natural advantages. The cool climate and coastal influences make Oregon's pinot noir and pinot gris some of the best in the world. But producing good wine in this climate still requires an enormous effort made possible only by a very creative and talented team. Damian Davis grew up back East and found that his first visit to the Willamette Valley was mesmerizing. It was some of the most beautiful ag land he had ever seen. A city on the mighty Columbia River on one end and mountain walls on the other three sides, beautiful dark soil, valley and hills covered in lush green growth. How could you not be inspired to cook or try your hand at fermenting? And that’s just what he did! He left the tech world behind and dove headfirst into the world of Willamette Valley Wine. And now here they are, more than a decade later and his passion and love for the region has only increased and inspires their team daily. Portlandia is a peaceful, concerned, edgy wine that demands your attention with depth and drinkability for every occasion. What makes Portlandia special is its view on life—play hard, work later—like only an Oregonian can understand.
While the Willamette Valley and Pinot Noir are a like a fairy tale match made in heaven, most of Oregon is in fact, a glorious source of Pinot noir. Claiming over half of its total area under vine, Pinot noir also thrives in Southern Oregon’s Umpqua and Rogue Valleys where sedimentary and volcanic soils dominate hillside vineyards and cool temperatures create the perfect environment for Pinot noir. Also, Oregon’s Columbia Gorge is becoming increasingly popular for Pinot noir production. What sets Oregon Pinot noir apart from the Pinot of other regions, both New and Old World, is its innate combination of grace with both power and restraint.