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2015 Winderlea Rosé of Pinot noir

299 cases produced; $25/bottle

Buy Now Sunshine in a bottle! This dry, barrel fermented rosé represents everything we love about pink wine. Pairs equally well with spicy barbecue, indian curries and summer nights on the back deck. Fresh strawberry and hints of rose petal on the nose follow through to a bright and tropical palate. A hint of lime and wet stone offer textural bliss to this perfect summer sipper. 2014 Winderlea Rosé of Pinot noir
Vineyards
Weber Vineyard & Winderlea Vineyard
AVA
Dundee Hills
Selections
Pommard, Dijon 777
Harvest Dates
9.9 & 9.15.15
Finished Alcohol
13.3%
Aging
6 months in neutral French Oak barrels
Bottled
4.5.16
Release
5.1.2016


2015 Winderlea Meredith Mitchell Pinot blanc

359 cases produced; $30/bottle

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
5.1.16


2014 Winderlea Weber Vineyards Pinot noir

468 cases produced; $48/bottle

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
4.18.16


2014 Winderlea Chardonnay

818 cases produced; $38/bottle

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
11.1.15


2013 Winderlea Dundee Hills Vineyards Pinot noir

817 cases produced; $38/bottle

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
Selections
Dijon 115, Pommard, Dijon 777
Harvest Dates
9.24.13, 10.4.13, 10.6.13
Finished Alcohol
12.8%
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels 10% of which were new
Bottled
9.12.14
Release
10.18.14


2013 Winderlea Juliard Vineyard Pinot Noir

99 cases produced; $42/bottle

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.
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
3.21.15


2013 Winderlea Murto Vineyard Pinot noir

118 cases produced; $48/bottle

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.
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; $60/bottle

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.
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 Imprint Pinot Noir

176 cases produced; $42/bottle

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.
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


2012 Winderlea Vineyard Pinot Noir

750 cases produced; $60/bottle

Buy Now With the color of deep garnet, the Winderlea Vineyard provides a nose full of bright purple fruit, black cherries, cranberries, black plum and red and black currants. Coupled with those bright fruit components on the nose and the palate are hints of cedar, baking spice, orange zest and a little tropical tea. This is a round and lush wine that stays fresh and should age very well because of the beautifully integrated acid. Start drinking now and cellar safely through 2024.
Vineyard & Clones
100% Winderlea (Dundee Hills/Pommard, Coury, Dijon 114, 115, 667, & 777)
Harvest Dates
10.11.12
Finished Alcohol
14.5%
Aging
17% New French oak barrels. Aged for 10 months prior to bottling.
Bottled
9.11.13
Release
Spring 2014


2011 Winderlea Vineyard Pinot noir

751 Cases Produced; $60/bottle

Buy Now A floral bouquet on the nose consisting of honeysuckle, orange, rose hips and peach. Playing off the floral notes are exotic wood spice and wet stone. Once in the mouth, this wine is a ride first showing layers of strawberry, cherry and cranberry until you’re seduced by salted caramel before you finish with hints of tobacco, green tea, river rock and spice. Drink upon release. Should cellar through 2023.
Vineyard & Clones
100% Winderlea Vineyard (Dundee Hills AVA) Pommard, Coury, Dijon 114, 115, 667, 777
Harvest Dates
10.23.11 – 10.30.11
Finished Alcohol
12.9%
Aging
10 months in French Oak 17% of which were new
Bottled
8.27.12
Release
May 2013


Previous Releases


2014 Winderlea Meredith Mitchell Pinot blanc

258 cases produced; $30/bottle

2014 is our inaugural release of Pinot blanc 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 traditional clay amphora. Striking aromatics of freshly cut grass, honeydew melon and wet stone leap from the glass while the palate stays lithe and textured with generous minerality balancing out bright acidity and fresh fruit. Lime zest, pineapple and guava meets subtler flavors of fresh parsley and dried herbs.
Vineyard
Meredith Mitchell
AVA
McMinnville
Harvest Date
10.5.14
Finished Alcohol
13%
Aging
4 months in 44% clay amphora
36% stainless steel barrel
20% neutral French oak barrel
Bottled
3.2.15
Release
5.1.15


2014 Winderlea Rosé of Pinot noir

341 cases produced; $25/bottle

Sunshine in a bottle! This dry, barrel fermented rosé represents everything we love about pink wine. Pairs equally well with spicy barbecue, indian curries and summer nights on the back deck. Bursting with aromas of lavender, lilac and citrus zests, the 2014 Winderlea Rosé shows a bright palate full of refreshing berry compote, bing cherries and an underlying note of white pepper. 2014 Winderlea Rosé of Pinot noir
Vineyards
Weber Vineyard & Winderlea Vineyard
AVA
Dundee Hills
Selections
Pommard, Dijon 777
Harvest Dates
9.15 & 9.20.14
Finished Alcohol
14.1%
Aging
4 months in neutral French Oak barrels
Bottled
3.3.15
Release
5.1.2015


2013 Winderlea Chardonnay

525 cases produced; $38/bottle

With a lovely golden straw color, the 2013 Chardonnay shows notes of citrus, pineapple and a hint of caramel. On the palate, the wine is fresh and crisp with citrus, red and green apple and stone fruit layers. We find it has a long finish with great focus. Start drinking with Thanksgiving dinner and cellar through 2020. 2013 Winderlea Chardonnay
Vineyards
Carabella, Hyland & Thistle
AVA
Willamette Valley
Selections
Dijon 76 & 95, CA 108, 4
Harvest Dates
09.25.13 & 10.05.13
Finished Alcohol
13.5%
Aging
10 months in French Oak of which 17% were new barrels
Bottled
8.21.14
Release
10.18.14