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2018 Winderlea Meredith Mitchell Pinot blanc

239 cases produced

Buy Now The Meredith Mitchell Vineyard Pinot blanc is our unique take on this Alsatian classic. The aromatics show depth and layered complexity. A hint of barrel leads immediately to notes of grapefruit and papaya, with an underlying briny character. On a second swirl, the smell of fresh almond flower comes through with richer, tropical fruit on its heels. The palate has weight without being heavy, gliding from flavors of kiwi fruit to persimmon and nougat. The flavor lingers, the finish is long, and the wine is undeniably striking.
Vineyard
Meredith Mitchell
Meredith Mitchell Vineyard Pinot blanc
AVA
McMinnville
Harvest Date
10.4.18
Finished Alcohol
12.2%
Aging
9 months in 28% clay amphora, 56% neutral French oak barrel and 16% stainless steel
Bottled
8.2.19
Release
February 2020


2017 Winderlea Chardonnay

723 cases produced

Buy Now The 2017 Chardonnay displays all the nuance we celebrate in a cooler, more restrained vintage. The nose is abundant and bright- pie crust and toasted almond mix with lime zest and plumeria, which both transition to the palate. Flavors of stone fruit and blood orange add breadth while marzipan and a hint of rosemary add depth to this well-structured and balanced beauty.

Vineyards
Carabella, Hyland, Meredith Mitchell, & Winderlea
Winderlea Chardonnay
AVA
Willamette Valley
Selections
Dijon 76, 95 & 96, Wente
Harvest Dates
9.23, 9.25, 10.9 & 10.10.17
Finished Alcohol
12.9%
Aging
9 months in French Oak of which 8% were new barrels
Bottled
7.30.18
Release
January 2020


2017 Winderlea Dundee Hills Vineyards Pinot noir

1231 cases produced

Buy Now An homage to our neighbors and friends, the Dundee Hills Vineyards Pinot noir carries the original name of our estate and is an approachable and drinkable Pinot, focused and full, with firm but integrated tannins. The aromatics are a beautiful blend of florals, fresh fruit, savories, and herbs. A hint of chanterelle transitions to the palate alongside juicy plum, marionberry, black tea, and a hint of lavender.
Vineyards
Murto & WinderleaDundee Hills Vineyards Pinot noir
Finished Alcohol
13.2%
Harvest Date
9.15 - 10.4.17
Aging
10 months in French Oak, 8% new
Bottled
8.29.18
Release
January 2020


2016 Winderlea Maresh Vineyard Pinot noir

171 cases produced

Buy Now Our neighbor directly to the west, the Maresh Vineyard extends upwards of 700 feet in elevation, producing a dramatically differentiated wine from the Winderlea Vineyard. A surprisingly big wine, it opens with generous and equal amounts of sweet and savory aromatics. Dried raspberry and strawberry continue onto the palate with hints of lavender and sage, dusty cinnamon, and clove.
Vineyard
Maresh Vineyard2016 Maresh Vineyard Pinot noir
Selection
Dijon 115
Finished Alcohol
13.5%
Harvest Date
9.15, 9.20.16
Aging
10 months in French Oak, 25% new
Bottled
8.31.17
Release
February 2019


2016 Winderlea Shea Vineyard Pinot noir

522 cases produced

Buy Now One of Oregon and the Willamette Valley's most well-known sites, Shea Vineyard has earned its reputation for consistently high quality Pinot noir. Always charming and seductive, the 2016 Shea does not disappoint. Notes of black tea, bergamot and grapefruit zest lead to a core of juicy red currants and cherries. The tannins are fine and concentrated and the finish is long.

Vineyard
Shea Vineyard
2016 Shea Vineyard Pinot noir
Selections
Pommard, Wädenswil, Dijon 777
Harvest Dates
8.30, 9.12, & 9.19.16
Finished Alcohol
13.4%
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels, 25% new
Bottled
8.29.17


2016 Winderlea Weber Vineyard Pinot noir

465 cases produced

Buy Now Formerly known as Ana, the Weber vineyard overlooks our Estate Tasting Room and was planted only two years after Winderlea by longtime growers and pioneers Arthur and Vivian Weber. We are grateful that Vivian has continued to care for this legendary site since Arthur's passing. Orange oil, thai basil, red licorice, rose hip and raspberry candy burst from the glass and slide into the palate. These flavors are balanced by fine, powdery tannins, bright fruits, and a hint of cinnamon and lavender on a silky, long finish.

Vineyard
2016 Weber Vineyard Pinot noir
Weber Vineyard
Selections
Pommard
Harvest Dates
9.22.16
Finished Alcohol
14%
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels, 30% new
Bottled
8.31.17


2016 Winderlea Vineyard Pinot noir

486 cases produced

Buy Now Our estate vineyard, originally planted in 1974, is comprised of 16 planted acres of Pinot noir. The 2016 Winderlea is a classic example of this expressive, lush vintage. The nose opens with bright, fresh notes of cherry, blackberry, tarragon, and dusting of cedar. Truffle and orange zest come through and transition to a firm and taut palate marked by a pop of hibiscus followed by barley and clove. The structure of this wine is balanced by the silky, creamy mouthfeel and long finish.

Vineyard
Winderlea Vineyard Pinot noir
Winderlea Vineyard
Selections
Pommard, Dijon 114, 115, 667, & 777
Harvest Dates
8.29, 8.30, 9.4 & 9.5.16
Finished Alcohol
13%
Aging
13 months in French Oak barrels, 21% new
Bottled
12.14.17


2016 Winderlea Imprint Pinot noir

238 cases produced

Buy Now The only wine produced onsite at the Winderlea Estate Vineyard, the Imprint Pinot noir is made by owner Bill Sweat using old world wine making techniques and 100% whole cluster fermentation. The 2016 Imprint continues to showcase the signature whole cluster spice that we love alongside notes of coriander, strawberry, and a hint of wasabi.

Vineyard
2016 Winderlea Imprint Pinot noir
Winderlea Vineyard
Selections
Coury, Pommard
Harvest Dates
9.4.16
Finished Alcohol
12%
Aging
18 months in French Oak barrels, 10% new
Bottled
3.15.18


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 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.

Abundant and diverse aromatics shine: cigar box, raspberry, melted chocolate, and a hint of toasted marshmallow are as striking as the wine’s gorgeous color. The palate ushers in spice, orange zest and layers of red berries and currants. The finish pops with cranberries and caramel, delightfully balanced and intertwined on the finish.
Vineyard
Meredith Mitchell Vineyard
2015 Meredith Mitchell Vineyard Pinot noir
Selections
Pommard
Harvest Dates
9.16.15
Finished Alcohol
14%
Aging
13 months in French Oak barrels, 20% new
Bottled
12.14.16


2015 Winderlea Murto Vineyard Pinot noir

208 cases produced

Buy Now Always intensely purple in color, Murto is a well-established vineyard at the west end of the Dundee Hills that never fails to compel us by its extraordinary aromatics and structure. Concentrated and classic in style, aromatics open with black currant and pops of cardamom. Cinnamon, cranberry and vanilla conspire mid-palate while dark chocolate and a skosh of passion fruit carry the finish.

Vineyard
2015 Murto Vineyard Pinot noir
Murto Vineyard
Selections
Pommard & Wädenswil
Harvest Dates
9.18.15
Finished Alcohol
14.2%
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels, 25% new
Bottled
8.23.16


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


Previous Releases


2019 Winderlea Rosé of Pinot noir

350 cases produced

Our first release from the 2019 vintage welcomes back our beloved Rosé of Pinot noir. This lush and layered wine has aromatics that burst from the glass. Juicy watermelon, strawberry, and wild raspberry leap out and are followed by dried fig and a touch of salinity. The palate is broad and energized with orange peel and an intriguing note of cardamom. Pithy peach, nectarine and salted plum give this wine depth and just the right amount of phenolic structure.

Vineyard
Rose of Pinot noir
Winderlea
AVA
Dundee Hills
Harvest Date
9.14. 9.19.19
Finished Alcohol
12.9%
Aging
5 months in neutral French oak barrels
Bottled
3.17.2020
Release
April 2020


2018 Winderlea Rosé of Pinot noir

340 cases produced

Sunshine in a bottle! This dry, barrel fermented rosé represents everything we love about pink wine. Pairs equally well with spicy barbecue, brunch, and summer nights on the back deck. 2018 is the first release of our rosé to be sourced entirely from the Winderlea Vineyard and certified Biodynamic. Filled with bursting, juicy notes of raspberry, strawberry and grapefruit, it's still our go-to pink wine for any and all occasions.

Vineyard
2018 Rose of Pinot noir
Winderlea
AVA
Dundee Hills
Harvest Date
9.18.18
Finished Alcohol
13.5%
Aging
5 months in neutral French oak barrels
Bottled
3.15.19
Release
May 2019


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