93 Points – Cellar Selection (Wine Enthusiast)
The Coury clone cuttings were obtained from the Hyland vineyard, and this makes an interesting comparison to that cuvée, also from Patricia Green. Rock and berry dominate here, with root flavors of beet and parsnip. It's a sleek wine, with pinpoint raspberry fruit underscored with minerals. Delicious now, but can be cellared for a decade or longer.
AVA: Willamette Valley LOCATION: Burnell Rd., Dallas, OR
ELEVATION: 500’ SOIL TYPE: Bellpine
YEAR PLANTED: 1998 CLONAL MATERIAL: 100% Coury
VINEYARD SIZE: 85-acre vineyard, 1.1-acre PGC block VINIFICATION: 2.5-ton open-top fermenters done with 100% whole cluster and 35% whole cluster fermentations.
PICKING DATE: 09/27/17 TONS/ACRE: 3.23
OWNERS: Dan and Helen Dusschee PRODUCTION: 216 cases bottled