We are pleased to introduce our 2018 vintage Pinot Noirs. They are deep, concentrated and full of life. They show impressive levels of acidity and tannin which will only serve to brighten the wines, elongate the finishes and make for incredibly compelling wines in the years to come. Over the years we have strived to make the best possible Pinot Noirs, when undeniably Oregon Pinot Noir is at a level only a few wines and wine regions can ever aspire to reach. We have over 600 barrels of Pinot Noir and some are at truly rare heights even at this stage of development. This is a terrific time to be an Oregon producer and consumer of the most exciting, captivating and delicious red and white varieties in the world. -Jim Anderson
The 2019 wines are full, sound, densely fruited, structured and quite beautiful. If any impact from the late summer rains was noticeable it was that, in general, after the early part of September there was very little rise in the brix which resulted in wines that comes in around 13% alcohol (right in Pinot's wheelhouse).
These are beautiful wines that are bound to surprise and more than please. As always, we have a seemingly endless run of single vineyard Pinots to consider. We are offering a few of the standard bearers again this year along with a sneak preview on 2 of the 3 new bottlings we are going to have from 2019!