This is one of the most exciting discoveries we have found for domestic Pinot Noir this year. A small producer sourcing out of Dundee hills which is arguably the Grand Cru AVA of the Willamette Valley. It’s also refreshing to see a domestic producer make a Burgundian style pinot noir that comes in at 13.1% alcohol. The Dundee Hills site is the source for 60% of this wine from vines planted in 2000 in Jory volcanic soil, with the balance coming from the Cortell Rose vineyard in Eola-amity hills ava. Both vineyards are farmed sustainably, and about 20% whole cluster gives this wine incredible aromatics. The vines are dry-farmed, which stresses them, producing tiny grapes with a low pulp to juice ratio. This is a stunning example with incredible minerality, red flowers, red and blue fruits, a savory component, and a touch of earth. The wine had some youthful austerity upon opening, but with air, it really opened up and became a multifaceted bottle of Pinot Noir. The red fruits dominated the palate and possess incredible energy and vibrancy with superb balance and length. If you are tired of Pinot Noir that looks like Syrah and is heavy and alcoholic, this wine is a must-buy for you! One of the most exciting new wines we have tasted from Oregon and only about 150 cases produced, and we are currently the only retailer offering this wine. Don’t miss it!