2013 Vintage

2013 Vintage

Previous vintages: 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008


Chardonnay


2013 Winderlea® Chardonnay

525 cases produced; $38/bottle

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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.

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

Eola-Amity Hills AVA


2013 Winderlea Crawford Beck Vineyard Pinot noir

155 cases produced; $48/bottle

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The Crawford Beck shows a crystal clear red garnet color. The aromas are fresh strawberries and cranberries coupled with dried herbs. On the palate the wine is mouthwatering showing off the red fruit captured on the nose, including strawberries and raspberries and cherries. Beyond the fruit components we find layers of thyme, grass and tea notes. The wine has great acidity and a nice and complete finish. Polished and sophisticated, this wine will easily age for a decade or more. Start drinking upon release or cellar through 2024.

Vineyards
100% Crawford Beck Vineyard
Selections
Dijon 115, Clone 60, Swan, Pommard
Harvest Dates
10.04.13
Finished Alcohol
12.8%
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels 18% of which were new
Bottled
9.11.14
Release
10.18.14

Dundee Hills AVA


2013 Winderlea Dundee Hills Vineyards Pinot noir

817 cases produced; $38/bottle

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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 Maresh Vineyards Pinot noir

116 cases produced; $48/bottle

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A subtle ruby color, the Maresh shows dusty rose, mushroom and some dried herb on the nose, along with hints of toast that follow through to the palate. This is a well-balanced wine with beautiful tension between the sweet and savory notes, highlighted by ripe fresh cherries, rosemary and earthy characteristics. Bright and fresh now or cellar through 2025.

Vineyards
100% Maresh Vineyard
Selections
Dijon 115
Harvest Dates
10.5.13 & 10.6.13
Finished Alcohol
12.5%
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels 38% of which were new
Bottled
9.12.14

2013 Winderlea Murto Vineyards Pinot noir

118 cases produced; $48/bottle

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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 Weber Vineyards Pinot noir

230 cases produced; $48/bottle

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Long time Winderlea followers will know the Weber Vineyard by its former name, Ana. With the first release under the new name, we celebrate longtime growers and pioneers Arthur & Vivian Weber. We are grateful that Vivian still owns and sells fruit from this legendary parcel.
Once again, the Weber entices with its highly perfumed nose and wonderful layers of ripe red fruit, soft earthy spice and cinnamon. A mouthwatering texture brings out notes of pine and black tea. Drink now and cellar through 2027.

Vineyards
100% Weber Vineyard
Selections
Pommard, Dijon 777
pH & TA
3.61 & 6.0 g/L
Finished Alcohol
13%
Harvest Dates
9.24.13
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels 8% of which were new
Bottled
9.12.14

Yamhill-Carlton AVA


2013 Winderlea Shea Vineyard Pinot noir

556 cases produced; $60/bottle

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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