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2015 Winderlea Chardonnay

900 cases produced

Buy Now Brilliant, golden straw in color, the 2015 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
9.8, 9.18 & 9.26.15
Finished Alcohol
13.7%
Aging
10 months in French Oak of which 15% were new barrels
Bottled
7.27.16
Release
January 2017


2015 Winderlea Bryan Creek Vineyard Pinot noir

151 cases produced

Buy Now Dark in both color and profile, this wine, sourced from Adelsheim's Chehalem Mountains AVA site, balances heartiness and weight with bright fruit and aromatics. Strong tannin structure and layers of flavor combine to produce equal parts power and finesse.
Vineyard
Bryan Creek VineyardBryan Creek Vineyard Pinot noir
Selections
Pommard
Finished Alcohol
14.3%
Harvest Dates
9.15.15
Aging
10 months in French Oak, 18% new
Bottled
8.23.16
Release
April 2018


2015 Winderlea Crawford Beck Vineyard Pinot noir

267 cases produced

Buy Now Notes of bramble, spice, cranberry and plum lead to a palate marked by cherry cola, huckleberry, cinnamon and dried blueberry. Mouthwatering structure, firm tannin and a big finish will have you reaching for a second glass.
Vineyard
Crawford Beck Vineyard
Selections
Pommard, Swan, Dijon 115, Clone 60
Finished Alcohol
13.6%
Harvest Dates
9.16.15
Aging
10 months in French Oak, 20% new
Bottled
8.23.16
Release
April 2018


2015 Winderlea Maresh Vineyard Pinot noir

175 cases produced

Buy Now This intriguing wine shows flavors that oscillate between sweet, primary aromas of cherry, vanilla and wild rose against a backdrop of cocoa and fresh brewed espresso. Thyme and wild strawberry mark a broad and lengthy finish.
Vineyard
Maresh Vineyard
Selections
Dijon 115
Finished Alcohol
13.4%
Harvest Dates
9.26.15
Aging
10 months in French Oak, 19% new
Bottled
8.23.16
Release
February 2018


2014 Winderlea Dundee Hills Vineyards Pinot noir

1,892 cases produced

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, Winderlea
Selections
Dijon 115, Pommard, Dijon 777
Harvest Dates
9.15 - 10.4.14
Finished Alcohol
14%
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels 18% of which were new
Bottled
8.31.15
Release
11.1.16


2014 Winderlea Meredith Mitchell Vineyard Pinot noir

303 Cases Produced

Buy Now From our newest estate vineyard in the Coast Ranges of the McMinnville AVA comes a Pinot noir that exemplifies the richness of this region and the signature syrah-like color of the site. The striking nose of this wine shows earthy, dried herbs alongside ripe cherry and bay leaf. The palate mimics the aromatic tension between sweet and savory, continuing with black tea, plum and blueberry pie, ending with a mouthwatering finish that just won't stop.
Vineyard & Clones
100% Meredith Mitchell Vineyard; Pommard
Harvest Dates
9.16.14
Finished Alcohol
14%
Aging
13 months in French oak 20% of which were new
Bottled
12.14.16
Release
October 2017


2014 Winderlea Murto Vineyard Pinot noir

118 cases produced

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 VineyardMurto Vineyard Pinot noir
Selections
Pommard, Wädenswil
Finished Alcohol
13.8%
Harvest Dates
9.22.14
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels 18% of which were new
Bottled
9.3.15
Release
December 2016


2014 Winderlea Vineyard Pinot noir

520 Cases Produced

Buy Now Our estate vineyard, originally planted in 1974, is comprised of 16 planted acres of Pinot noir. Our flagship wine, the Winderlea Vineyard Pinot noir, exemplifies what this stunning site is all about. With a dark, brilliant color, the 2014 Winderlea Vineyard Pinot noir opens with aromatics of earl gray tea, roses, and spiced raspberries. The palate follows with red and black cherry alongside vanilla bean and dark notes of espresso and wood spice, complementing the fine tannins and structure of this wine.
Vineyard & Clones
100% Winderlea Vineyard; Pommard, Dijon 114, 115, 667, 777
Harvest Dates
9.15, 9.18, 9.19.14
Finished Alcohol
14.3%
Aging
12 months in French Oak 20% of which were new
Bottled
12.17.15
Release
October 2017


2013 Winderlea Vineyard Pinot noir

914 Cases Produced

Buy Now Our estate vineyard, originally planted in 1974, is comprised of 16 planted acres of Pinot noir. Our flagship wine, the Winderlea Vineyard Pinot noir, exemplifies what this stunning site is all about. With a vibrant, ruby color, the 2013 Winderlea Vineyard Pinot noir opens with aromatics of earl gray tea, roses, and spiced raspberries. The palate follows with red and black cherry alongside vanilla bean and dark notes of espresso and wood spice, complementing the fine tannins and structure of this wine. Winderlea Vineyard Pinot noir
Vineyard & Clones
100% Winderlea Vineyard (Dundee Hills AVA) Pommard, Coury, Dijon 114, 115, 667, 777
Harvest Dates
9.18, 9.19, 9.25.13
Finished Alcohol
13.1%
Aging
10 months in French Oak 28% of which were new
Bottled
9.12.14
Release
May 2016


Previous Releases


2016 Winderlea Rosé of Pinot noir

291 cases produced

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. Bright, fresh and oh-so-friendly, our rosé has abundant aromatics leaping from the glass. Fresh strawberry, watermelon and a hint of lime zest carry through to the palate where, mouthwatering and vibrant, the fruit is held in check by the deft palate and subtle note of fresh basil.

Vineyards
Weber Vineyard & Winderlea Vineyard
AVA
Dundee Hills
Selections
Pommard, Dijon 777
Harvest Dates
9.7.16
Finished Alcohol
12.9%
Aging
5 months in neutral French Oak barrels
Bottled
3.23.17
Release
5.1.2017


2016 Winderlea Meredith Mitchell Pinot blanc

205 cases produced

The 2016 Pinot blanc is our third release from our newest estate vineyard in the McMinnville AVA. The wine is aged and fermented in a combination of two types of vessels: neutral oak and a traditional 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 thyme and dried herbs. 14PB
Vineyard
Meredith Mitchell
AVA
McMinnville
Harvest Date
9.22.16
Finished Alcohol
12.8%
Aging
5 months in 62% neutral French oak barrel
and 38% clay amphora
Bottled
3.24.17
Release
May 2017


2015 Winderlea Rosé of Pinot noir

299 cases produced

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

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
May 2016


2014 Winderlea Meredith Mitchell Pinot blanc

258 cases produced

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