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2018 Winderlea Rosé of Pinot noir

340 cases produced

Buy Now 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


2017 Winderlea Meredith Mitchell Pinot blanc

173 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, wet concrete comes through with richer notes of plumeria on its heels. The palate has weight without being heavy, gliding from flavors of kiwi fruit to persimmon and almond. The flavor lingers, the finish is long, and the wine is undeniably striking.

Vineyard
Meredith Mitchell
2017 Meredith Mitchell Vineyard Pinot blanc
AVA
McMinnville
Harvest Date
10.16.17
Finished Alcohol
12.9%
Aging
9 months in 47% clay amphora, 40% neutral French oak barrel and 13% stainless steel
Bottled
7.30.18
Release
September 2018


2016 Winderlea Chardonnay

612 cases produced

Buy Now Sourced from three esteemed vineyards in the Willamette Valley and for the first year ever, our Meredith Mitchell Estate, our Chardonnay is fermented in neutral oak and goes through slow, cool malolactic with the goal of retaining the character of the fruit while creating a rich and silky texture. Perfumed with touches of citrus, honeysuckle and white flowers, the palate boasts a silky texture highlighted by lemon cream and meringue. Tropical melon marks the entry while the finish lingers with notes of brown sugar and fresh biscuits.

Vineyards
Carabella, Hyland, Meredith Mitchell, & Thistle
2016 Chardonnay
AVA
Willamette Valley
Selections
Dijon 76, 95 & 96, Wente
Harvest Dates
9.15, 9.27 & 9.29.16
Finished Alcohol
14%
Aging
9 months in French Oak of which 25% were new barrels
Bottled
8.31.17
Release
January 2019


2016 Winderlea Dundee Hills Vineyards Pinot noir

719 cases produced

Buy Now Our annual cuvée of vineyards on Worden Hill road, this Pinot noir celebrates not only the Dundee Hills, but, more specifically, our neighbors and friends surrounding the Winderlea Estate. Approachable and drinkable upon release, this Pinot is focused and bright with aromatics of raspberry, anise, and strawberry jam. The palate is seamless with ripe cherry, plum, and a hint of red curry building to a finish with focus and finesse.
Vineyards
Maresh, Murto, Weber & Winderlea2016 Dundee Hills Vineyards Pinot noir
Finished Alcohol
13.2%
Harvest Date
8.29 - 9.22.16
Aging
10 months in French Oak, 28% new
Bottled
8.30.17
Release
July 2019


2016 Winderlea Bryan Creek Vineyard Pinot noir

142 cases produced

Buy Now 2016 marks our final bottling from Adelsheim’s Bryan Creek Vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains. The wine shows bountiful aromas and a lush palate. The nose opens with notes of toffee, salted caramel, and toast. These are quickly superseded by blackberry syrup, cedar, and thyme. Dark, forest characters continue onto the palate where they are joined by a hint of capsicum and spearmint and are rounded out by sweet espresso, chocolate covered cherries and a round, full mouthfeel.
Vineyard
Bryan Creek Vineyard2016 Bryan Creek Vineyard Pinot noir
Selection
Pommard
Finished Alcohol
14.5%
Harvest Date
9.16.16
Aging
10 months in French Oak, 32% new
Bottled
8.31.17
Release
February 2019


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 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 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


2015 Winderlea Vineyard Pinot noir

478 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. The nose opens with rich aromas of dark cherry and black tea swirling with lilac plumeria, and a hint of cracked pepper. The palate leads with darker notes of cocoa and fresh roasted coffee lifted up by orange spice and blackberry. Soft tannins and punctuated acidity lead to a lush finish dominated by high toned fruits and a hint of toasted pecan.

Vineyard
Winderlea Vineyard
Selections
2015 Winderlea Vineyard Pinot noir
Pommard, Dijon 114, 115, 667, & 777
Harvest Dates
9.3 & 9.8.15
Finished Alcohol
13.8%
Aging
13 months in French Oak barrels, 20% new
Bottled
12.14.16


2015 Winderlea Legacy Pinot noir

223 cases produced

Buy Now Our estate vineyard in the Dundee Hills is comprised of 13 different blocks planted across 16 acres. The Legacy, our most precious wine, is an exclusive selection of own-rooted Pinot noir sourced from vines planted between 1974 and 1976. This wine is marked by a bouquet of dried herbs and spices: clove, rosemary, and thyme jump out, followed by blackberry and currant. Wet tobacco and bramble dominate the front palate with savory notes of mushroom and forest floor following. The elegant and soft entry builds to an extraordinarily long finish.

Vineyard
2016 Weber Vineyard Pinot noir
Winderlea Vineyard
Selections
40 year old Pommard, Dijon 115
Harvest Dates
9.8.15
Finished Alcohol
12.8%
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels, 18% 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


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