290 cases produced; $60/bottle
Our first “Estate Reserve” was created from a range of blocks in our estate vineyard and represents select barrels from our Estate wine. Using a combination of our Taransaud wood and stainless steel fermenters – fermentation time averaged 5 days. Wines were barrel aged for 9 months in a selection of French oak barrels with about 30% new oak. The Estate Reserve shows a deep garnet color, ripe black fruit and deep cherry, nuanced layers of fruit and earth and a full finish. The Estate Reserve will benefit from 1 – 2 years of bottle aging and we believe has a minimum of 8-12 years aging potential.
560 cases produced; $50/bottle
The 2007 “Estate” pinot noir (formerly Goldschmidt) was picked on Sept 29th and Oct 15th. The core of the wine is two new blocks of Pommard planted in 2005 which we allowed to ferment in our new Taransaud wood fermenters. The remaining fruit was fermented in stainless steel and macro bins. In addition to being fermented in wooden tanks, the Estate was barrel aged in French oak barrels for 9 months prior to being bottled in August. The Estate shows a beautiful garnet color, concentrated red and black fruit, a full mouth feel and an elegant finish. The Estate will benefit from 1-2 years of additional bottle aging and we believe has an 8-10 year aging potential.
385 cases produced; $45/bottle
The 2007 Ana Pinot noir was picked on October 15th and 16th at 22.6 and 23.4 brix and is made up of the Dijon 777 and Pommard clones. Barrel aged for 9 months in French oak (30% new), this Pinot noir shows predominantly red fruit, subtlety nuanced with a hint of earth and spice and a slight perfumed finish.
345 cases produced; $30/bottle
Our inaugural Chardonnay was sourced from the Carabella Vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains and the Hyland Vineyard in McMinnville. Stylistically, the wine favors a “Chablis”. All of the fruit was carefully double sorted and then 87% barrel fermented and 13% fermented in stainless steel. The wine was left on its lees for 6 months and barrel aged in French oak barrels (13% new) for 10 months. The wine has a mineral component with excellent acid and structure. It has a core of crisp apple and ripe stone fruit with a hint of mango and a refined, mildly acid finish.
110 cases produced; $60/bottle
A barrel selection of our estate wine. Deep ruby in color. Black cherry, leather and sasparilla on the nose. Black cherry, great wood spice and earth on the palate. Full finish. Cellar for 12 months.
375 cases produced; $54/bottle
Deep ruby in color. Ripe black cherry, raspberry, vanilla and wood spice on the nose. Blueberry, blackberry and anise on the palate. Long and lush finish. Cellar for 6-12 months.
100 cases produced; $35/bottle
Raspberry, strawberry, anise and a hint of cedar wood spice on the nose followed by rich, ripe dark fruit and earthiness on the palate. A soft yet full mouth- feel with a nice balance of acid and soft tannins makes for a medium bodied wine with an elegant finish. Drink starting in 2010.
325 cases produced; $36/bottle
On the nose the Winderlea Chardonnay gives white peaches, lemon grass and tropical flowers. On the palate, the wine shows pretty stone fruit, lemon, green apple and grass. This Chardonnay is medium to full bodied with good acid and a medium-long finish. Drink starting in 2010.
112 cases produced; $60/bottle
Offers up an expressive nose of spicy black cherry and black raspberry, outstanding depth and concentration, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. It has enough structure to evolve for 1-2 years and will provide optimal drinking through 2021.
185 cases produced; $75/bottle
A lush and rich reflection of a warm vintage, our estate wine shows balanced red and black fruit, some plum notes, baking spices and clove aromas, nice acidity, soft tannins and a long finish.