2011 Vintage

2011 Vintage

2011 Winderlea Chardonnay

244 cases produced; $38/bottle

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Aromas of lemon grass, pomelo, black licorice, fennel, with a hint of butterscotch, vanilla and d’anjou pear. On the palate there is a core of pineapple, Meyer lemon, fresh cut grass, and subtle nutty notes of walnut and cashew. This Chardonnay shows just the right amount of acid coupled with an incredibly creamy mouth feel and generous finish. This can be drunk now and should cellar beautifully for 5 to 7 years.

Vineyard & Clones
52% Carabella (Chehalam Mountains/Dijon 76), 39% Hyland (McMinnville/UCD 4), 9% Thistle (Dundee Hills/Dijon 76)
Harvest Dates/Brix
10.22.11 – Carabella: 22.5, 11.4.11 – Hyland: 21, 10.22.11 – Thistle: 22
Finished Alcohol
13.2%
Aging
85% barrel/ 15% stainless steel of which 0% were new & 40% were 1 year old
Bottled
8.27.12
Release
November 2012

2011 Winderlea Ana Vineyard Pinot noir

142 Cases Produced; $48/bottle

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The nose on the Ana is a bit old world with notes of strawberry fruit leather, moss, coffee, and flame-kissed maple wood. These are coupled with lovely hibiscus flower, cranberry and its always distinctive violet note. In the mouth the Ana shows juicy strawberries, a wonderful cherry component ranging from cherry cola to Flathead Lake cherries of Montana, ripe fig and touches of earthiness and allspice. The Ana finishes round and satisfying. As with all of the 2011s, the Ana will benefit with additional cellaring and should reward for 5 to 8 years.

Vineyard & Clones
100% Ana (Dundee Hills/Pommard & Dijon 777)
Harvest Dates/Brix
10.25.11 & 10.30.11 (21 & 22)
Finished Alcohol
13.0%
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels of which 15% were new
Bottled
8.28.12
Release
November 2012

2011 Winderlea Juliard Vineyard Pinot noir

113 Cases Produced; $48/bottle

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A beautifully aromatic wine with notes of orange blossom, ripe cherries, currants, cardamom and cedar. In the mouth the Juliard shows layers of red delicious apples, cherries, watermelon, and pure brightness of flavors. The finish is round and dense with flavors with almost juicy tannins that linger. May be drunk after a little aging and decanting. Cellar worthy for 5-8 years.

Vineyard & Clones
100% Juliard (Dundee Hills/Pommard)
Harvest Dates/Brix
10.27.11 (21.5)
Finished Alcohol
12.9%
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels of which 18% were new
Bottled
8.28.12
Release
November ‘12

2011 Winderlea Maresh Vineyard Pinot noir

136 Cases Produced; $48/bottle

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Our first single vineyard designate from Maresh shows a broad aroma spectrum of fruit from pomegranate, raspberry tea, golden raspberry and red plum to earthier notes of sweet wood box, basalt and dried tobacco. On the palate the flavor profile is a bit more focused starting with soft cedar spice and clove beautifully married to orange blossom, red cherries and ripe currants and gooseberry. The Maresh finishes round with great fruit, acid and soft tannins. Age until 2013 and enjoy after a short decant. Should cellar well for the remainder of the decade.

Vineyard & Clones
100% Maresh (Dundee Hills/Dijon 115)
Harvest Dates/Brix
11.1.11 (21.2)
Finished Alcohol
12.7%
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels of which 26% were new
Bottled
8.28.12
Release
November ‘12

2011 Winderlea Murto Vineyard Pinot noir

89 Cases Produced; $48/bottle

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Savory notes of bay leaf, licorice and white pine and pepper enter your nose on first approach followed by black cherry, grenadine and a hint of crème brulee. In the mouth the wine is exuberant and bright with fresh wild strawberries, cherries, cranberries, fig and a bountiful Marion berry cobbler. A generous mouthful of wine that will richen in the next couple of years. Age until 2013 and enjoy after a short decant. Should cellar well for the remainder of the decade.

Vineyard & Clones
100% Murto (Dundee Hill/Pommard, Wadensvil & Dijon 115)
Harvest Dates/Brix
11.2.11 (22)
Finished Alcohol
13.2%
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels of which 20% were new
Bottled
8.28.12
Release
November ‘12

2011 Winderlea Dundee Hills Vineyards Pinot noir

325 Cases Produced; $38/bottle

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Tangerine and hibiscus notes jump out of the glass followed by a lovely layer of cherry and strawberries and finally a hint of cedar shavings. In the mouth, the Dundee Hills shows cherry and hints of the tangerine along with more pronounced darker fruit including plum, blackberry and ripe strawberry. Drink now and can be cellared through 2016.

Vineyard & Clones
100% Dundee Hills AVA from the following vineyards: Winderlea, Ana, Juliard, Maresh, Murto
Harvest Dates
10.23.11 – 11.2.11
Finished Alcohol
12.7%
Aging
10 months in French Oak 0% of which was new and 15% once used barrels
Bottled
8.28.12
Release
November 2013

2011 Winderlea Crawford Beck Vineyard Pinot noir

180 Cases Produced; $48/bottle

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A tightly focused wine with plum perfume notes on the nose coupled with candied citrus rinds and cool spice aromas. On the palate the Crawford Beck gives a beautiful combination of fruit, including black cherry with anise, cinnamon, and soft cedar. The whole wine is tied together with its beautiful searing acid. Best if held until Fall of 2013 and could easily cellar through 2028.

Vineyard & Clones
100% Crawford Beck (Eola-Amity AVA), Dijon 115, Clone 60 and Swan Clone
Harvest Dates
11.1.11
Finished Alcohol
12.7%
Aging
10 months in French Oak 10% of which were new
Bottled
10.28.12
Release
May 2013

2011 Winderlea Meredith Mithchell Pinot noir

112 Cases Produced; $48/bottle

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Bright and lively aromas ranging from black cherry, cranberry and plum to seductive spice notes of cardamom, clover, lavender and purple flowers. In the mouth the Meredith Mitchell is juicy with layers of cherry, cranberry, red Italian plums, tea and the most pleasant of gravel notes. The tannins are amazingly soft leading to a round and lush mouth feel and a long finish. Drink starting in 2014 and cellar upwards to 2028.

Vineyard & Clones
100% Meredith Mitchell (McMinnville AVA) Pommard
Harvest Dates
10.31.11
Finished Alcohol
12.8%
Aging
10 months in French Oak 22% of which were new
Bottled
8.28.12
Release
May 2013

2011 Winderlea Shea Vineyard Pinot noir

390 Cases Produced; $60/bottle

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Aromas of cherries, plums and lemon grass coupled with savory notes of leather, cedar and nutmeg. A round and sexy wine showing layers of chocolate, gingerbread, crème brulee along side fruit components of blackberries, black cherries and a hint of black tea. Drink starting summer of 2013 and should cellar well through 2018.

Vineyard & Clones
100% Shea Vineyard (Yamhill-Carlton AVA) Pommard & Wadenwil clones
Harvest Dates
10.26.11
Finished Alcohol
13.6%
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels 13% of which were new
Bottled
8.28.12
Release
May 2013

2011 Winderlea Vineyard Pinot noir

751 Cases Produced; $60/bottle

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

2011 Winderlea Legacy Pinot noir

130 Cases Produced; $75/bottle

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A triple threat – a complete package of aroma, taste and structure the 2011 Legacy shows layers of black cherry, plum, rose hip, and cassis with earthiness and tobacco, cocoa, leather and hints of Meyer lemon throughout. Beautiful acid and amazingly well integrated tannins (for a wine this young) and a long finish. May start drinking upon release. Should cellar through 2023.

Vineyard & Clones
100% Winderlea Vineyard (Dundee Hills AVA) 30+ year old, own rooted Pommard, Wadensvil & Coury
Harvest Dates
10.23.11 – 10.30.11
Finished Alcohol
12.8%
Aging
10 months in French Oak 20% of which were new
Bottled
8.27.12
Release
May 2013