2012 Vintage

2012 Vintage

Previous vintages: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008


Chardonnay


2012 Winderlea Chardonnay

400 cases produced; $38/bottle

Sold Out
Beautiful aromas of pear, peach, citrus, honey and vanilla. The aromatics carry over into the mouth showcasing the pear, stone fruit, golden delicious apples along with layers of clove, cardamom and a creaminess not unlike a crème brulee. This is a complex wine with a silky mouth-feel that also maintains a clean and crisp finish.

Vineyard & Clones
52% Carabella (Chehalam Mountains/Dijon 76), 39% Hyland (McMinnville/108), 9% Thistle (Dundee Hills/Dijon 76, 95)
Harvest Dates
10.11.12 – Carabella, 10.25.12 – Hyland, 10.17.12 – Thistle
Finished Alcohol
14.2%
Aging
94% French oak barrel & 6% stainless steel. 0% of the barrels were new and 12% were once used. Aged for 10 months prior to bottling.
Bottled
9.10.13
Release
Fall 2013

Estate Collection


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

2012 Winderlea Legacy Pinot Noir

182 cases produced; $75/bottle

Buy Now
Sourced from the oldest vines on our estate vineyard, planted between 1974 and 1976 the Legacy is our most precious wine. Delicately garnet colored, the Legacy hits you with roses, strawberries, cherries, and a fine layer of cedar. As you drink you are enticed by the introduction of bright yet ripe cherries, cranberries, red plums, mango, dried apricot, and the mellowest Meyer lemon nose. This is a layered wine- nothing hits you overtly. It finishes elegantly and almost silky.

Vineyard & Clones
100% Winderlea (Dundee Hills/35 year old Pommard, Dijon 115, Coury, Wadenswil)
Harvest Dates
10.11.12
Finished Alcohol
14.2%
Aging
17% New French oak barrels. Aged for 10 months prior to bottling.
Bottled
9.10.13
Release
Spring 2014

2012 Winderlea Imprint Pinot Noir

135 cases produced; $38/bottle

Sold Out
100% whole cluster Pinot noir produced by proprietor Bill Sweat. The Imprint is a beautiful garnet color. The nose shows great spice and herb notes of clover, lavender and thyme coupled with ripe red cherries, cranberry and strawberry. On the palate, those same elements show through providing a lush and round texture, providing a long and satisfying finish. Drink now and cellar through 2022.

Vineyard & Clones
100% Winderlea (Coury)
Harvest Dates
10.12.12
Finished Alcohol
14.0%
Aging
25% New French oak barrels. Aged for 18 months prior to bottling.
Bottled
4.10.14
Release
Fall 2014

Dundee Hills AVA Collection


2012 Winderlea Dundee Hills Vineyards Pinot noir

715 Cases Produced; $38/bottle

Sold Out
Clear, bright and garnet jeweled colored.

A most approachable and drinkable wine upon release, the 2012 Dundee Hills Vineyards immediately shows bright cranberry and red cherry fruit along with notes of fennel and caraway seed. Left in the glass layers of cassis, lavender, cherry cola and anise appear and delight. The acid is bright and is well balanced with soft tannins. The finish is long and mouthwatering.

Finished Alcohol
14.2%
Aging
10 months in French oak barrels 15% of which were new
Bottled
9.10.13
Release
Spring 2014

2012 Winderlea Ana Vineyard Pinot noir

289 Cases Produced; $48/bottle

Sold Out
Clear, bright and garnet colored.
Once again the Ana knocks us out with its fabulously floral nose.

The 2012 shows notes of violets, magnolias and lavender along with black raspberries, black cherries, mushroom and subtle forest floor. The Ana enters with spicy and earthy notes and flows easily into layers of cherries, plums, figs, rose hips, thyme, lavender and a hint of chocolate reminiscent of a cherry Tootsie Pop.

Like the Juliard, the Ana shows both a brightness and roundness beyond its years.

Vineyard & Clones
Ana (667), Weber (Pommard)
Harvest Dates
10.16.12
Finished Alcohol
14.0%
Aging
10 months in French oak barrels 18% of which were new
Bottled
9.11.13
Release
Fall 2013

2012 Winderlea Juliard Vineyard Pinot noir

75 Cases Produced; $48/bottle

Sold Out
Showcasing notes of sweet cherries, orange blossoms, plums and cedar on the nose the Juliard pleases the palate with a range of red and black fruit from cherries, strawberries, ripe cranberries, plums and blackberries coupled with enticing garden herbs of lavender, thyme and earthy clove notes. The Juliard is particularly alluring with a fabulous combination of brightness and roundness on the finish.

Vineyard & Clones
100% Juliard (Dundee Hills/Pommard)
Harvest Dates
10.12.12
Finished Alcohol
14.0%
Aging
10 months in French oak barrels of which 0% were new and 33% were once used
Bottled
9.11.13
Release
Fall 2013

2012 Winderlea Maresh Vineyard Pinot noir

136 Cases Produced; $48/bottle

Sold Out
The Maresh captures your nose with baking spices, herbal notes and red fruit from red plums to strawberries and red cherries. In the mouth bright red fruit explodes into a mouth watering combination of watermelon, cherry, rhubarb and gooseberries alongside notes of cloves, white pepper and orange zest. Nicely integrated acid and tannins combine with the fruit and floral notes to make this the most delightful glass of wine.

Vineyard & Clones
100% Maresh (Dundee Hills/Dijon 115)
Harvest Dates
10.17.12
Finished Alcohol
13.7%
Aging
10 months in French oak 20% of which were new
Bottled
9.11.13
Release
Fall 2013

Eola-Amity Hills AVA


2012 Winderlea Crawford Beck Vineyard Pinot Noir

240 cases produced; $48/bottle

Buy Now
This vintage Crawford Beck is a beautifully intense color rather than the more delicately colored wine we’ve come to know. On the nose we start with savory dried herbs, lavender and fresh earth. Coupled with red fruits of cherries, cranberries, elderberries and lemon zest are very distinct notes of tea, clove, coriander, coffee and clove. There is wonderful acid in this wine that finishes in the most seductively subtle and sinewy way making you want to come back for more. Start drinking upon release or cellar through 2024.

Vineyard & Clones
100% Crawford Beck Vineyard (Dijon 115, Clone 60 & Swan)
Harvest Date
10.17.12
Finished Alcohol
13.8%
Aging
22% New French oak barrels. Aged for 10 months prior to bottling.
Bottled
9.11.13
Release
Spring 2014

McMinnville AVA


2012 Winderlea Meredith Mitchell Vineyard Pinot noir

187 Cases Produced; $48/bottle

Sold Out
Don’t be surprised by the almost Syrah like color of this Pinot noir. We are now in the McMinnville AVA where depth of color is a signature element. This wine even smells purple and seduces you with blackberries, blueberries and huckleberries all up front. But this wine goes beyond the fruit with herbal notes of anise, thyme, sage and lavender and even hints of tobacco. We have also noted almost briny components that keep the wine fresh and alluring. Start drinking in 2015 and cellar through 2029.

Vineyard & Clones
100% Meredith Mitchell Vineyard (McMinnville/Pommard)
Harvest Dates
10.09.12
Finished Alcohol
14.8%
Aging
10 months in French oak 22% of which were new
Bottled
9.11.13
Release
Spring 2014

Yamhill-Carlton AVA


2012 Winderlea Shea Vineyard Pinot noir

396 Cases Produced; $60/bottle

Sold Out
A deeply toned red brick color showcases the Shea Vineyard cuvee this year.

On the nose this wine shows layers of red fruit like red plums, rhubarb, strawberry and currants. Coupled with those red notes are a variety of perfumed herbal touches of rose hips, lavender and dried flowers. There are also spice elements layered into the wine of anise and allspice as well as hints of spiced tea.

Amazingly bright and fresh upon entry with a juicy and long finish that allows the complex layers in this wine to show through.

Vineyard & Clones
100% Shea (Yamhill Carlton/ 75% Pommard – 25% Wadenswil)
Harvest Dates
10.08.12
Finished Alcohol
14.5%
Aging
10 months in French oak 10% of which were new
Bottled
9.09.13
Release
Spring 2014