2010 Vintage

2010 Winderlea® Chardonnay (sold out)

238 cases produced; $36/bottle

Apple, candied lime, high-toned herbal extracts, and diverse floral perfumes waft from the glass of Winderlea’s 2010 Chardonnay, sourced from three vineyards in three A.V.A.s. Slightly less complex but undeniably winsome in the mouth, this preserves a nice balance of leesy richness with refreshment (enhanced by a mere 20% share of new barrels and a roughly 15% share of small stainless steel tanks) through a satisfyingly persistent finish. (WA Note a/o 6/12)

Vineyard & Clones
53% Carabella (Chehalem Mountain AVA), Dijon 76, 26% Hyland (McMinnville AVA), 108 & 4, 21% Thistle (Dundee Hills AVA), Dijon 95 & 76
Harvest Dates/Brix
Carabella – 10/18/10 with brix of 21.6, Hyland – 10/25/10 with brix of 19.8, Thistle – 10/18/10 with brix of 23.5
Finished Alcohol
13.3%
Aging
French Oak Barrels (87%) and Stainless Steel (13%), Approximately 20% new barrels. Aged for 10 months.
Bottled
August 29, 2011
Cases
238
Release
Summer 2012
Price
$36/bottle

The Dundee Hills AVA and The Worden Hill Collection

2010 Winderlea® Dundee Hills Vineyards Pinot Noir

425 cases produced; $38/bottle

Our neighborhood cuvee is now made up of fruit from 5 vineyards on Worden Hill Road including Winderlea, Ana, Maresh, Jurto and Juliard. The 2010 Dundee Hills has a beautiful bright red garnet color. The nose is pleasantly rustic with notes and flavors of Sumatra coffee beans, golden raspberries, Rainier cherries and filbert. An intriguing combination of fruit, coffee and spice which we find mouthwatering. Structurally, the wine has great acid, roundness in the mouth, soft tannins and a pretty finish. Drink now or cellar 3 to 7 years.

Vineyard & Clones
Winderlea, Ana, Maresh, Murto, Juliard, Pommard, Dijon 115, 777
Harvest Dates
10.20.10 through 10.23.10
Finished Alcohol
13.0%
Aging
10 months in French oak barrels, of which 30% new
Bottled
August 29, 2011
Cases
425
Release
Spring 2012
Price
$38/bottle

2010 Winderlea® Vineyard Pinot Noir (sold out)

258 cases produced; $54/bottle

Winderlea’s 2010 Pinot Noir Winderlea Vineyard Winderlea’s – from a portion of that site featuring three popular Dijon clones as well as some older Pommard Selection – is gorgeously-scented with iris, gentian, botanical herbs, blueberry, plum, and all of their distilled essences. Billowing inner-mouth perfume sets up a striking dynamic with fruit and herb on a polished palate, and this finishes with penetrating brightness, invigorating cut of berry seeds, and a legume sprout-like combination of sweet, chlorophyll, and bitter elements. Should age well for 8 to 10 years. (WA-Note a/o 6/12)

Vineyard & Clones
100% Winderlea (Dundee Hills) Pommard, 667,777,115
Harvest Dates/Brix
10.18.10, 10.19.10 (22.9)
Finished Alcohol
13.2%
Aging
10 months in French oak barrels, of which 30% were new
Bottled
August 29, 2011
Cases
258
Release
Summer 2012
Price
$54/bottle

2010 Winderlea® Legacy Pinot Noir

175 cases produced; $75/bottle

The flavor profile of Winderlea vineyard comes through loud and clear when one compares this wine with its “Winderlea Vineyard”-labeled counterpart from younger vines and Dijon clones, because both have in common a high-toned herbal and floral intensity that – like each wine’s fruit character – appears as though shadowed by their distilled counterparts. Here we have soaring aromatic and glowing inner-mouth intensity; finer tannins; and stony, piquantly fruit pit, and legume sprout notes lending the finish a certain austerity as well as palate-staining persistence. This athletically lean and energetic, already dynamically if somewhat illusively complex Pinot will almost surely reward and deserve at least a dozen year’s attention. (WA Note a/o 6/12)

Vineyard & Clones
100% Winderlea (Dundee Hills) Pommard, Wadensvil, Coury
Harvest Dates/Brix
10.20.10, 10.23.10 (23.3 & 20.5)
Finished Alcohol
13.2%
Aging
10 months in French oak barrels, of which 33% new
Bottled
August 29, 2011
Cases
175
Release
Summer 2012
Price
$75/bottle

2010 Winderlea® Ana Pinot Noir (sold out)

158 cases produced; $48/bottle

2010 marks our 5th anniversary of sourcing fruit from the Ana Vineyard located at the southern tip of the Red Hills Bench. The wine opens with a flash of blackberry jam, lightly charred hickory and dried cranberries. On the palate we find young strawberries, pomegranate tea, and raspberries. Nicely balanced fruit, acid and soft tannins lead to a satisfying finish. Enjoy now and easily 5+ years to come.

Vineyard & Clones
100% Ana Vineyard (Dundee Hills), Pommard & Dijon 777
Harvest Dates/Brix
10.20.10 (22)
Finished Alcohol
13.1%
Aging
10 months in 30% new French oak barrels
Bottled
August 29, 2011
Cases
158
Release
June 2012
Price
$48/bottle

2010 Winderlea® Murto Pinot Noir (sold out)

121 cases produced; $48/bottle

On the nose layers of caramelized toffee, cloves, pine bark and fresh rain scent coupled with red strawberries, raspberries, and currants. In the mouth very bright red cherries, cranberries, cedar spice, pencil shavings, cola and sarsaparilla. A medium acid and medium bodied wine with the loveliest of finishes.

Vineyard
100% Murto (Dundee Hills AVA)
Clones
Pommard & Wadensvil
Harvest Dates/Brix
10/22/10 at 22.5 and 21.9 brix
Finished Alcohol
13%
Total Acid
6.4
pH
3.5
Aging
10 months in French oak barrels, of which 30% were new
Bottled
August 29, 2011
Cases
121
Club Release
November 2011 (general release Spring 2012)
Retail Price
$48/bottle before club discount

BEYOND THE DUNDEE HILLS…

2010 Winderlea® Crawford-Beck Pinot Noir (sold out)

151 cases produced; $48/bottle

On the nose hints of walnut, Marion berry jam, and sandlewood incense. On the palate black and red fruit, red currant, pencil shavings, pine resin, pepper and floral notes. Beautifully balanced with a medium/long finish.

Vineyard
100% Crawford-Beck (Eola-Amity Hills AVA)
Clones
Swan, 60 & Dijon 115
Harvest Dates/Brix
10/21/10 with brix of 20.6 and 21.5
Finished Alcohol
13%
Aging
10 months in French oak barrels, of which 30% were new
Bottled
August 29, 2011
Cases
151
Club Release
November 2011 (general release Spring 2012)
Retail Price
$48/bottle before club discount

2010 Winderlea® Meredith-Mitchell Pinot Noir (sold out)

131 cases produced; $48/bottle

Blackberry & black currant mingle with woody incense and subtle hints of cherry pipe tobacco. On the palate we find brighter fruit, with raspberry and cherry undertones. The finish crescendos leaving no doubt that this wine will continue to please through 2022 and beyond.

Vineyard & Clones
100% Meredith Mitchell (McMinnville) Pommard
Harvest Dates/Brix
10.27.10 (22)
Finished Alcohol
13.5%
Aging
10 months in French oak barrels, of which 33% new
Bottled
August 29, 2011
Cases
130
Club Release
May 2012 (general release Summer/Fall 2012)
Retail Price
$48/bottle before club discount

2010 Winderlea® Shea Pinot Noir (sold out)

230 cases produced; $48/bottle

2010 launches our first bottling of the Shea Vineyard located in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Displaying the characteristics typical of this Willamette Valley vineyard, the Shea is deeply concentrated for a cool growing season, with perfectly woven red and black fruit notes and a subtle “iron” earthiness. A solid acid backbone to this wine ensures that it will continue to improve through bottling over the decade.

Vineyard & Clones
100% Shea (Yamhill-Carlton) Pommard, Wadensvil
Harvest Dates/Brix
10.22.10 (23.4, 22.8)
Finished Alcohol
13.75%
Aging
10 months in French oak barrels, of which 35% new
Bottled
August 29, 2011
Cases
230
Release
Summer 2012
Retail Price
$48/bottle before club discount