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2015 Winderlea Meredith Mitchell Pinot blanc

359 cases produced

Buy Now The 2015 Pinot blanc is our second release from our newest estate vineyard in the McMinnville AVA. The wine is aged and fermented in three different vessels: neutral oak, stainless steel and a tradtional clay amphora. Showing distinct aromatics of honeydew melon, grapefruit and wet concrete, this wine is lithe and textured on the palate with creamy softness balancing bright acidity. Lime zest, pineapple and guava complement the more subtle flavors of fresh coriander and dried herbs. 14PB
Vineyard
Meredith Mitchell
AVA
McMinnville
Harvest Date
9.29.15
Finished Alcohol
12.8%
Aging
6 months in 52% neutral French oak barrel
26% clay amphora
22% stainless steel barrel
Bottled
4.5.16
Release
May 2016


2014 Winderlea Chardonnay

818 cases produced

Buy Now Brilliant, golden straw in color, the 2014 Winderlea Chardonnay shines with a complex blend of aromatics. Citrus pith and wet stone follow through to a palate that is marked by minerality, poached pear, crème brulée, bright lemon and a creamy quality that reinforces subtler notes of toasty brioche. Slightly tropical, the texture and structure of this wine leave a long, perfectly balanced finish. ch_novin_weblrg
Vineyards
Carabella, Hyland & Thistle
AVA
Willamette Valley
Selections
Dijon 76 & 95, CA 108, 4
Harvest Dates
9.15, 9.17, 10.3 - 10.6.14
Finished Alcohol
14.2%
Aging
11 months in French Oak of which 14% were new barrels
Bottled
8.6.15
Release
November 2015


2014 Winderlea Dundee Hills Vineyards Pinot noir

1,892 cases produced

Buy Now A bright ruby red color this pretty and sassy wine shows great red fruit (cherries, strawberries and cranberries) on the nose and follows through on the palate. Delicious layers of red fruit combine with subtle savory notes to create a silky wine that is ready to drink and enjoy now or cellar for a decade.
Vineyards
Maresh, Murto, Weber, Winderlea
Selections
Dijon 115, Pommard, Dijon 777
Harvest Dates
9.15 - 10.4.14
Finished Alcohol
14%
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels 18% of which were new
Bottled
8.31.15
Release
11.1.16


2014 Winderlea Bryan Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir

213 cases produced

Buy Now Our newest release is sourced from the Chehalem Mountains and one of Adelsheim's most prized vineyards. In true Oregon spirit, we are now trading our Winderlea fruit for this section of high elevation, old vine, own-rooted Pommard. Dark in both color and profile, we find notes of cedar and black tea come through in the aromatics, while raspberry and a subtle hint of sea salt become more prominent on the palate. Weighty in texture and structure, this wine begs for red, red meat.bry_novin_weblrg
Selections
Own-rooted, old vine Pommard
Harvest Date
9.20.14
Finished Alcohol
14.2%
Aging
10 months in French Oak of which 14% were new barrels.
Bottled
9.2.15
Release
October 2016


2014 Winderlea Crawford Beck Vineyard Pinot Noir

248 cases produced

Buy Now From our coolest and only vineyard site in the Eola-Amity Hills comes the Crawford Beck Pinot noir. Situated at the mouth of the Van Duzer Corridor, Crawford Beck boasts the longest hang time of any of our vineyards and provides a beautiful counterpoint to the rest of our portfolio. White flowers, orange blossom and a mélange of mid summer fruits combine to produce heady, intoxicating aromatics. Bing cherry shines against a backdrop of warm spices and a hint of cumin and the soft but structured mouthfeel rounds out a wine marked with incredible balanceCrawford Beck Vineyard Pinot noir
Vineyard & Clones
100% Crawford Beck Vineyard (Dijon 115, Clone 60 & Swan)
Harvest Date
10.3.14
Finished Alcohol
13.5%
Aging
18% New French oak barrels. Aged for 10 months prior to bottling.
Bottled
9.3.15
Release
May 2016


2014 Winderlea Maresh Vineyards Pinot noir

227 cases produced

Buy Now Our neighbor directly to the west, the Maresh Vineyard extends upwards of 700 feet in elevation, producing a dramatically differentiated wine from the Winderlea Vineyard. This exceptionally friendly and approachable Pinot noir has aromatics of bergamot and smoked cherry rushing from the glass. Savory notes balance fruit and floral tones highlighted by dried blueberry, almond and strawberry.
Vineyards
100% Maresh Vineyard
Selections
Dijon 115
Harvest Dates
10.2.14
Finished Alcohol
13.2%
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels 30% of which were new
Bottled
9.2.15
Release
May 2016


2014 Winderlea Weber Vineyards Pinot noir

468 cases produced

Buy Now Formerly known as Ana, the Weber vineyard overlooks our Estate Tasting Room and was planted only two years after Winderlea by longtime growers and pioneers Arthur and Vivian Weber. We are grateful that Vivian has continued to care for this legendary site since Arthur's passing. Always the charmer, the 2014 Weber is the quintessential representation of this growing year. Combining darker, brooding notes of cedar, smoke, tobacco and earth with lithe, bright florals and hints of grapefruit, this compelling wines speaks volumes about what this vintage has to offer. Abundant aromatics leads to a persistent, delicate and layered finish. 2014 Weber Vineyard Pinot noir
Vineyards
100% Weber Vineyard
Selections
Pommard, Dijon 777
Finished Alcohol
14.2%
Harvest Dates
9.22, 10.4.14
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels 15% of which were new
Bottled
9.2.15
Released
April 2016


2013 Winderlea Juliard Vineyard Pinot Noir

99 cases produced

Buy Now Our neighbor to the east, Juliard Vineyard's Pinot noir was first planted in 1987 and these old vines now produce an average of only about one ton of fruit per acre. Well balanced, with aromas of rose petal and lavender, the palate shows black cherry, cranberry and a bit more generous structure than we are used to seeing off of this site. Juliard distinguishes itself with delicate notes of citrus and orange blossom which add to its signature Dundee Hills characteristics.Juliard Vineyard Pinot noir
Selections
Own-rooted, old vine Pommard
Harvest Date
09.20.13
Finished Alcohol
13.1%
Aging
10 months in French Oak of which 20% were new barrels.
Bottled
09.12.14
Release
March 2015


2013 Winderlea Imprint Pinot Noir

176 cases produced

Buy Now The only wine produced onsite at the Winderlea Estate Vineyard, the Imprint Pinot noir is made by owner Bill Sweat using natural wine making techniques and 100% whole cluster fermentation. A light, red brick color, the 2013 Imprint opens with aromatics of crushed rose petals, red cherries, slate, orange zest and coriander. The palate has delicate, soft tannins that usher in dried fruit, herbs and mushrooms with secondary layers of forest floor, pink peppercorn and the signature whole cluster spice we have come to expect and love about this wine. Imprint Pinot noir
Vineyard & Clones
100% Winderlea (Coury, Pommard)
Harvest Dates
9.18 & 9.25.13
Finished Alcohol
13.0%
Aging
16 months in French Oak of which 39% were once-used barrels.
Bottled
3.02.15
Release
September 2015


2013 Winderlea Meredith Mitchell Vineyard Pinot noir

252 Cases Produced

Buy Now From our newest estate vineyard in the Coast Ranges of the McMinnville AVA comes a Pinot noir that exemplifies the richness of this region and the signature syrah-like color of the site. The striking nose of the 2013 Meredith Mitchell Pinot noir shows earthy, dried herbs alongside ripe cherry and bay leaf. The palate mimics the aromatic tension between sweet and savory, continuing with black tea, plum and blueberry pie, ending with a mouthwatering finish that just won't stop. Meredith Mitchell Vineyard Pinot noir
Vineyard & Clones
100% Meredith Mitchell Vineyard (McMinnville/Pommard)
Harvest Dates
9.25.13
Finished Alcohol
13%
Aging
12 months in French oak 22% of which were new
Bottled
12.11.14
Release
Fall 2015


2013 Winderlea Murto Vineyard Pinot noir

118 cases produced

Buy Now The Murto is deep purple in color with concentrated notes of red and black fruit, alongside a fine layer of root beer barrel on the nose. On the palate we find the most compelling combination of blackberries, blueberries, wet stone and tea. We’d recommend opening a bottle to drink now and laying some down for a year or two for maximum pleasure. The Murto is always a wine that cellars well for 10+ years. Murto Vineyard Pinot noir  
Vineyards
100% Murto Vineyard
Selections
Pommard, Wädenswil
pH & TA
3.2 & 6.8 g/L
Finished Alcohol
12.5%
Harvest Dates
10.4.13
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels 38% of which were new
Bottled
9.12.14


2013 Winderlea Shea Vineyard Pinot noir

556 cases produced

Buy Now Not unusual for this warm site, our first pick of the 2013 vintage took place at Shea vineyard. Deep ruby in color, the Shea shows a fascinating range of aroma and flavor this year. On the nose we find tart cherry, strawberries and dried herbs. On the palate the wine transitions to ripe cherry, raspberries and rhubarb. We love the layer of mushroom and bit of forest floor in this polished and round wine. Drink now and cellar through 2025. Shea Vineyard Pinot noir  
Vineyards
100% Shea Vineyard
Selections
Pommard, Wädenswil
Harvest Dates
9.18.13
Finished Alcohol
13.5%
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels 25% of which were new
Bottled
9.12.14


2013 Winderlea Vineyard Pinot noir

914 Cases Produced

Buy Now Our estate vineyard, originally planted in 1974, is comprised of 16 planted acres of Pinot noir. Our flagship wine, the Winderlea Vineyard Pinot noir, exemplifies what this stunning site is all about. With a vibrant, ruby color, the 2013 Winderlea Vineyard Pinot noir opens with aromatics of earl gray tea, roses, and spiced raspberries. The palate follows with red and black cherry alongside vanilla bean and dark notes of espresso and wood spice, complementing the fine tannins and structure of this wine. Winderlea Vineyard Pinot noir
Vineyard & Clones
100% Winderlea Vineyard (Dundee Hills AVA) Pommard, Coury, Dijon 114, 115, 667, 777
Harvest Dates
9.18, 9.19, 9.25.13
Finished Alcohol
13.1%
Aging
10 months in French Oak 28% of which were new
Bottled
9.12.14
Release
May 2016


2013 Winderlea Legacy Pinot Noir

174 cases produced

Buy Now Our estate vineyard in the Dundee Hills is comprised of 13 different blocks planted across 16 acres. The Legacy, our most precious wine, is an exclusive selection of own-rooted Pinot noir sourced from vines planted between 1974 and 1976. Leading with heady aromatics of ripe strawberry, currant and orange peel, the palate on the 2013 Legacy begins brightly with notes of cranberry and dusty rose. The mid-palate transitions into darker characters of dried thyme, dried mushrooms and lavender, complemented by blackberry and cherry leading to a soft, delicate finish. Legacy Pinot noir
Vineyard & Clones
100% Winderlea (Dundee Hills/35 year old Pommard, Dijon 115, Coury, Wadenswil)
Harvest Dates
9.19 & 9.27.13
Finished Alcohol
12.8%
Aging
28% New French oak barrels. Aged for 12 months prior to bottling.
Bottled
9.10.13
Release
November 2015


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