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Molly's Vineyard Rosé - 2015

Chardonnay

Northern Willamette Valley Chardonnay - 2014, 2015

Johan Vineyards Chardonnay - 2014

Molly's Vineyard Chardonnay - 2014

Pinot Noir

Northern Willamette Valley Pinot Noir - 2013, 2014

Johan Vineyards Pinot Noir - 2013, 2014

Stormy Morning Pinot Noir - 20132014

Syrah

Oregon Syrah - 2013, 2014

Steelhead Run Vineyard Syrah - 2013


2015 | rosé

Molly's VINEYARD

This is a blend of our Molly’s Vineyard Rosé that was fermented unaided in older puncheons and barriques. The wine was lightly filtered prior to bottling in April 2016, following 8 months of fermentation and maturation.

TASTING NOTES

Aromas of red grapefruit, apricot, cherry and orange are complemented with a feeling of minerality, spring flowers and a touch of strawberry.  On the palate, a sense of vibrant minerality sets the stage for rich flavors of stone fruit and citrus peel, which are followed with a long, refreshing finish.

105 cases

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2014 | Chardonnay

NORTHERN WILLAMETTE VALLEY

This is a blend of approximately 50% Molly’s Vineyard Chardonnay and 50% Johan Chardonnay which we crafted in 2014. Following a long and unaided primary and malolactic fermentation, the wine continued to rest and concentrate in barrel without racking for a total of 18 months followed with 6 weeks in a stainless steel tank before being bottled. 

  • Molly’s Vineyard (Greater NE Willamette Valley)
  • Johan Vineyards (SW of Eola-Amity Hills AVA)

TASTING NOTES

Intense aromas of meyer lemon and white peach are complemented with notes of flint, toasted coconut and lime leaves. On the palate, concentrated and mouthwatering notes of lemon curd, fleur de sel and graham are followed with a very long, concentrated and vibrant finish.

85 cases


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2015 | CHARDONNAY

NORTHERN WILLAMETTE VALLEY

This consists of 60% Molly’s Vineyard, and 40% Johan Vineyards Chardonnay. The chardonnay was barrel-fermented with no added yeast in a mix of puncheons and 228L barrels for 20 months of aging before bottling mid May, 2017.

TASTING NOTES

Aromas of lemon blossom, tangerine, salt, jasmine and crushed rock are complemented with undertones of fresh cream and star fruit. On the palate, notes of chamomile, apricot, tangerine, and meyer lemon are wrapped up in a savory, bright, and lithe frame. The finish carries on with an echo of citrus and cream.

75 cases


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2014 | Chardonnay

Johan VINEYARDS

As with our Molly’s Vineyard Chardonnay, this is a blend of two neutral French oak barrels most representative of Johan Chardonnay from 2014.  Our fermentation is the same, no inoculations, and 17 months in barrel, followed by 4 months on its lees in stainless steel.

TASTING NOTES

Where the Molly’s Chardonnay is more savory in a way, the Johan has more immediate fruit aspects including aromas of lemon oil, coconut, and apricot which are complemented with notes of saltwater, cream, and ginger. On the palate, lots of lemon and orange flesh, followed with chalkiness, and notes of apricot on the persistent and bright finish.

26 cases

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2014 | Chardonnay

MOLLY'S VINEYARD

This is a blend of two neutral French oak barrels we felt best captured the Molly’ s Vineyard Chardonnay in 2014. Fermentation took place without inoculations and the wine was raised for 17 months in barrel, followed by 4 months on its lees in stainless steel.

TASTING NOTES

Capturing more of the elegant, mineral-driven side to the varietal, you’ll find aromas of jasmine, flint, lemon, ginger, honey and wet stone. On the palate, lemon cream, jasmine, honey, and chamomile wrapped in a delicate, mineral-driven frame. The finish is light yet persistent, with long echoes of lemon and white tea.

37 cases

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2013 | Pinot Noir

Northern Willamette Valley

This is a blend of barrels that we believe best represent the 2013 vintage. This bottling is comprised of barrels from four vineyards:

  • Stormy Morning Vineyard (NW of Yamhill-Carlton AVA)
  • Whistling Ridge Vineyard (Ribbon Ridge AVA)
  • Molly’s Vineyard (Greater NE Willamette Valley)
  • Johan Vineyards (SW of Eola-Amity Hills AVA)

Tasting Notes

Aromas of vibrant red cherries and cranberries, with hints of orange peel and cinnamon in the background. With time and air, notes of cola, flowers and raspberry emerge to complement the primary aromas.  On the palate, this wine offers crunchy acidity, a nice creamy texture, and youthful chewiness, which are all wrapped in a delicate package that represents 2013.

376 cases


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2014 | Pinot Noir

NORTHERN WILLAMETTE VALLEY

This is a blend of the following vineyards in approximately 10% new French oak:

  • Stormy Morning
  • Johan
  • Molly's

  As with our single vineyard designated wines, the Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is raised for 22 months in barrel without racking or inoculations. We feel bottling this lot any earlier than the single vineyard wines would not allow for some of the more elegant, and detailed aspects to have a chance to develop and concentrate, and so all of the Pinot Noir is bottled at the same time nearly two years following the harvest.

TASTING NOTES

Aromatically, intense notes of roses, burnt orange, cranberry, smoked cherry, hibiscus, cinnamon and strawberry can be found. On the palate, lots of blood orange, concentrated strawberry, rooibos tea leaf, and cranberry are tucked into a savory and taut frame. The finish is long, bright, chewy and rich.

340 cases


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2013 | Pinot Noir

Johan Vineyards

Our Johan Vineyards bottling is comprised of the barrels we felt best represented the characteristic of the vineyard in 2013.

TASTING NOTES

Aromas of ripe strawberries and cranberries are complemented with notes of rose, citrus, earth and pine. On the palate, the wine feels seamless and pure, with a delicate richness on the finish.  Flavors of strawberries and cherry are marked with hints of vanilla and coffee on the finish.

44 cases

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2014 | PINOT NOIR

JOHAN VINEYARDS

This is a blend of our barrels exclusively from Johan Vineyards in 2014. We chose these barrels not for richness, new oak or flash, but rather on the premise that we see the character of Johan Vineyards being upheld in the resulting wine.

TASTING NOTES

Hibiscus, smoked cherry, strawberry, and lemon verbena marks the initial aromatics. With air, deeper elements of cinnamon, chocolate, tangerine, and mint can be noted along with a bag full of fresh strawberries and chamomile. On the palate, the 2014 Johan is generous yet fresh. It has stuffing, but feels buoyant. This will provide a lot of enjoyment now, or could benefit from cellaring to allow some savory elements to develop.

48 cases

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2013 | PINOT NOIR

STORMY MORNING VINEYARD

This is a blend of barrels exclusively from Stormy Morning Vineyard in 2013. We chose these barrels not for richness, new oak or flash, but rather on the premise that we see the character of Stormy Morning in the resulting wine.

TASTING NOTES

Aromas of dusty raspberries and cherries are complemented by notes of chai tea, red cinnamon and orange. On the palate, soft creamy red fruits, and spice notes lead to a delicate finish.

55 cases

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2014 | PINOT NOIR

STORMY MORNING VINEYARD

This is a blend of our barrels exclusively from Stormy Morning Vineyard in 2014. We chose these barrels not for richness, new oak or flash, but rather on the premise that we see the character of Stormy Morning being upheld in the resulting wine.

TASTING NOTES

Powerful and concentrated notes of blood orange flesh and skin, rio star grapefruit, roses, and cranberries. With air, salted blood orange, bing cherry, cinnamon, and raspberries. As the wine warms up from cellar temp (55f), light background notes of cocoa, truffle, and menthol are noted. On the palate, the 2014 Stormy Morning is concentrated, with lots of silk and liveliness noted through the mid palate. The wine tightens back up in a beautiful display of youthful tension while the finish is deep and concentrated. This wine will benefit from a light decant or enjoyed over a few days, and will develop a lot more if laid down in a cool cellar.

63 cases

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2013 | Syrah

Oregon

This is a blend of Syrah barrels from three vineyards in different regions of Oregon, which we feel best represents the 2013 vintage. These vineyards include:          

  • Deux Vert Vineyard, Willamette Valley, Northern Oregon
  • Belmont Vineyard, Bear Creek Valley, Southern Oregon
  • Steelhead Run Vineyard, Applegate Valley, Southern Oregon

TASTING NOTES

Aromas of deep, spicy red plum and blue fruit are complemented with notes of chocolate, grilled meats, salt-cured olives, coffee and tobacco. On the palate this wine is fresh and vibrant, along with a great density to both the texture and finish. It tastes a lot like it smells, with notes of minerals, saline, coffee and bitter chocolate on the finish.

220 cases


2014 | SYRAH

Oregon

This is a blend of our 2014 syrah that best reflects the vintage. It is comprised of three vineyards, two from the Applegate Valley, including Steelhead Run, and one from the Umpqua Valley.

Tasting Notes

Tasting notes: Initial primary aromas of olives, raspberries, rose petal, quinine, grapefruit, and coffee. With air, veiled black pepper, blackberry, plum, chocolate, and menthol. As the wine warms up from cellar temperature (55f) and with more air, notes of white pepper, cranberry, oolong, and lavender are noted. On the palate, the wine is full and rich, but seemingly mid-weight with brightness at its core. The tannins present like dark chocolate and cocoa nibs at this point, with flavors of coffee, cherry, olive, oolong and lavender carrying the wine through a structured finish. This wine will develop further complexity in a cool cellar, or can be enjoyed with some air over a few days time in its youth.

220 cases


2013 | Syrah

Steelhead Run VINEYARD

This is a single barrel selection of our 2013 Steelhead Run Vineyard Syrah that was aged in neutral wood without racking for 22 months.  Only 25 cases produced.

TASTING NOTES

Powerful aromas of red raspberry, niçoise olives, green and black peppercorns, licorice, coffee, chocolate, fresh tobacco, and earth are complemented with a deep sense of cherry fruit in the background. On the palate this wine is very youthful and very exuberant with many years left to continue evolving. On tasting, notes of cranberries, niçoise olives, black tea and quinine are complemented with a sense of minerality wrapped in youthful tannins that help provide a long and intense finish. This wine will reward you from having a decant or with some time to age in the cellar.

30 cases

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