Winderlea Wines

Wines

Sort:

Varietal

Vintage

AVA

Single Vineyard

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


2013 Winderlea Chardonnay

525 cases produced

With a lovely golden straw color, the 2013 Chardonnay shows notes of citrus, pineapple and a hint of caramel. On the palate, the wine is fresh and crisp with citrus, red and green apple and stone fruit layers. We find it has a long finish with great focus. Start drinking with Thanksgiving dinner and cellar through 2020. 2013 Winderlea Chardonnay
Vineyards
Carabella, Hyland & Thistle
AVA
Willamette Valley
Selections
Dijon 76 & 95, CA 108, 4
Harvest Dates
09.25.13 & 10.05.13
Finished Alcohol
13.5%
Aging
10 months in French Oak of which 17% were new barrels
Bottled
8.21.14
Release
10.18.14


2013 Winderlea Dundee Hills Vineyards Pinot noir

817 cases produced

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
Selections
Dijon 115, Pommard, Dijon 777
Harvest Dates
9.24.13, 10.4.13, 10.6.13
Finished Alcohol
12.8%
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels 10% of which were new
Bottled
9.12.14
Release
10.18.14


2013 Winderlea Crawford Beck Vineyard Pinot noir

155 cases produced

The Crawford Beck shows a crystal clear red garnet color. The aromas are fresh strawberries and cranberries coupled with dried herbs. On the palate the wine is mouthwatering showing off the red fruit captured on the nose, including strawberries and raspberries and cherries. Beyond the fruit components we find layers of thyme, grass and tea notes. The wine has great acidity and a nice and complete finish. Polished and sophisticated, this wine will easily age for a decade or more. Start drinking upon release or cellar through 2024.
Vineyards
100% Crawford Beck Vineyard
Selections
Dijon 115, Clone 60, Swan, Pommard
Harvest Dates
10.04.13
Finished Alcohol
12.8%
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels 18% of which were new
Bottled
9.11.14
Release
10.18.14


2013 Winderlea Juliard Vineyard Pinot Noir

99 cases produced

Our neighbor to the east, Juliard Vineyard's Pinot noir was first planted in 1987 and these old vines now produce an average of only about one ton of fruit per acre. Well balanced, with aromas of rose petal and lavender, the palate shows black cherry, cranberry and a bit more generous structure than we are used to seeing off of this site. Juliard distinguishes itself with delicate notes of citrus and orange blossom which add to its signature Dundee Hills characteristics.Juliard Vineyard Pinot noir
Selections
Own-rooted, old vine Pommard
Harvest Date
09.20.13
Finished Alcohol
13.1%
Aging
10 months in French Oak of which 20% were new barrels.
Bottled
09.12.14
Release
March 2015


2013 Winderlea Imprint Pinot Noir

176 cases produced

The only wine produced onsite at the Winderlea Estate Vineyard, the Imprint Pinot noir is made by owner Bill Sweat using natural wine making techniques and 100% whole cluster fermentation. A light, red brick color, the 2013 Imprint opens with aromatics of crushed rose petals, red cherries, slate, orange zest and coriander. The palate has delicate, soft tannins that usher in dried fruit, herbs and mushrooms with secondary layers of forest floor, pink peppercorn and the signature whole cluster spice we have come to expect and love about this wine. Imprint Pinot noir
Vineyard & Clones
100% Winderlea (Coury, Pommard)
Harvest Dates
9.18 & 9.25.13
Finished Alcohol
13.0%
Aging
16 months in French Oak of which 39% were once-used barrels.
Bottled
3.02.15
Release
September 2015


2013 Winderlea Maresh Vineyards Pinot noir

116 cases produced

A subtle ruby color, the Maresh shows dusty rose, mushroom and some dried herb on the nose, along with hints of toast that follow through to the palate. This is a well-balanced wine with beautiful tension between the sweet and savory notes, highlighted by ripe fresh cherries, rosemary and earthy characteristics. Bright and fresh now or cellar through 2025.
Vineyards
100% Maresh Vineyard
Selections
Dijon 115
Harvest Dates
10.5.13 & 10.6.13
Finished Alcohol
12.5%
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels 38% of which were new
Bottled
9.12.14


2013 Winderlea Meredith Mitchell Vineyard Pinot noir

252 Cases Produced

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 the 2013 Meredith Mitchell Pinot noir 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. Meredith Mitchell Vineyard Pinot noir
Vineyard & Clones
100% Meredith Mitchell Vineyard (McMinnville/Pommard)
Harvest Dates
9.25.13
Finished Alcohol
13%
Aging
12 months in French oak 22% of which were new
Bottled
12.11.14
Release
Fall 2015


2013 Winderlea Murto Vineyard Pinot noir

118 cases produced

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. Murto Vineyard Pinot noir  
Vineyards
100% Murto Vineyard
Selections
Pommard, Wädenswil
pH & TA
3.2 & 6.8 g/L
Finished Alcohol
12.5%
Harvest Dates
10.4.13
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels 38% of which were new
Bottled
9.12.14


2013 Winderlea Shea Vineyard Pinot noir

556 cases produced

Not unusual for this warm site, our first pick of the 2013 vintage took place at Shea vineyard. Deep ruby in color, the Shea shows a fascinating range of aroma and flavor this year. On the nose we find tart cherry, strawberries and dried herbs. On the palate the wine transitions to ripe cherry, raspberries and rhubarb. We love the layer of mushroom and bit of forest floor in this polished and round wine. Drink now and cellar through 2025. Shea Vineyard Pinot noir  
Vineyards
100% Shea Vineyard
Selections
Pommard, Wädenswil
Harvest Dates
9.18.13
Finished Alcohol
13.5%
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels 25% of which were new
Bottled
9.12.14


2013 Winderlea Weber Vineyards Pinot noir

230 cases produced

Long time Winderlea followers will know the Weber Vineyard by its former name, Ana. With the first release under the new name, we celebrate longtime growers and pioneers Arthur & Vivian Weber. We are grateful that Vivian still owns and sells fruit from this legendary parcel. Once again, the Weber entices with its highly perfumed nose and wonderful layers of ripe red fruit, soft earthy spice and cinnamon. A mouthwatering texture brings out notes of pine and black tea. Drink now and cellar through 2027.
Vineyards
100% Weber Vineyard
Selections
Pommard, Dijon 777
pH & TA
3.61 & 6.0 g/L
Finished Alcohol
13%
Harvest Dates
9.24.13
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels 8% of which were new
Bottled
9.12.14


2013 Winderlea Legacy Pinot Noir

174 cases produced

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. Leading with heady aromatics of ripe strawberry, currant and orange peel, the palate on the 2013 Legacy begins brightly with notes of cranberry and dusty rose. The mid-palate transitions into darker characters of dried thyme, dried mushrooms and lavender, complemented by blackberry and cherry leading to a soft, delicate finish. Legacy Pinot noir
Vineyard & Clones
100% Winderlea (Dundee Hills/35 year old Pommard, Dijon 115, Coury, Wadenswil)
Harvest Dates
9.19 & 9.27.13
Finished Alcohol
12.8%
Aging
28% New French oak barrels. Aged for 12 months prior to bottling.
Bottled
9.10.13
Release
November 2015