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2008 Winderlea Chardonnay

325 cases produced

On the nose the Winderlea Chardonnay gives white peaches, lemon grass and tropical flowers. On the palate, the wine shows pretty stone fruit, lemon, green apple and grass. This Chardonnay is medium to full bodied with good acid and a medium-long finish. Drink starting in 2010.
Vineyards
50% Carabella (Chehalem Mountain AVA), 50% Hyland (McMinnville AVA)
Harvest Date
10-23-08 & 10-27-08
Brix at Harvest
24 & 22
Finished Alcohol
13.5%
Clones
Carabella, Hyland, Dijon 76 and 108/4
Aging
French Oak Barrels and Stainless Steel for 11 months; approximately 23% new barrels
Bottled
October 6, 2009
Cases
325
Release
November 2009


2008 Winderlea Dundee Hills Vineyards Pinot noir

100 cases produced

Raspberry, strawberry, anise and a hint of cedar wood spice on the nose followed by rich, ripe dark fruit and earthiness on the palate. A soft yet full mouth- feel with a nice balance of acid and soft tannins makes for a medium bodied wine with an elegant finish. Drink starting in 2010.
Vineyards
75% Ana (Dundee Hills AVA), 25% Winderlea (Dundee Hills AVA)
Harvest Date
10/22/08 & 10/27/08 (Ana), 10/27/08 (Winderlea)
Brix at Harvest
23.7–24 (Ana), 24 (Winderlea)
Finished Alcohol
13.5%
Clones
Dijon 777 & Pommard (Ana), Pommard (Winderlea)
Aging
11 months in French oak barrels – 33% new
Bottled
October 6, 2009
Cases
100
Release
November 2009


2008 Winderlea Vineyard Pinot noir

375 cases produced

Deep ruby in color. Ripe black cherry, raspberry, vanilla and wood spice on the nose. Blueberry, blackberry and anise on the palate. Long and lush finish. Cellar for 6-12 months.
Harvest Date
October 11, 14 & 27
Brix at Harvest
23, 24, 24.1
Finished Alcohol
13.5%
Clones
Pommard, Coury, Wadenswil, Dijon 667, 777, 115
Aging
11 months in French oak barrels — 33% new
Bottled
October 5, 2009
Cases
375
Release
Fall 2010


2008 Winderlea Vineyard Reserve Pinot noir

110 cases produced

A barrel selection of our estate wine. Deep ruby in color. Black cherry, leather and sasparilla on the nose. Black cherry, great wood spice and earth on the palate. Full finish. Cellar for 12 months.
Harvest Date
October 11, 14 & 27
Brix at Harvest
23, 24, 24.1
Clones
Pommard, Coury, Dijon 667, 777
Aging
11 months in French oak barrels — 38% new
Bottled
October 5, 2009
Cases
110
Release
Fall 2010