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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


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.

2015 Winderlea Legacy Pinot noir
Vineyard
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


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


2015 Winderlea Chardonnay

900 cases produced

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 Dundee Hills Vineyards Pinot noir

1173 cases produced

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 shows juicy notes of smoky cranberry with cassis and cocoa. Supple tannins lead to a long finish, where dark pie berries and coffee overtones round out a distinctly Dundee Hills wine.
Vineyards
Maresh, Murto, Weber & Winderlea2015 Dundee Hills Vineyards Pinot noir
Finished Alcohol
13.7%
Harvest Date
9.3 - 9.27.15
Aging
10 months in French Oak, 20% new
Bottled
8.22.16
Release
March 2018


2015 Winderlea Bryan Creek Vineyard Pinot noir

151 cases produced

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 Maresh Vineyard Pinot noir

175 cases produced

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


2015 Winderlea Shea Vineyard Pinot noir

553 cases produced

One of Oregon and the Willamette Valley's most well-known sites, Shea Vineyard has earned its reputation for consistently high quality Pinot noir. Elegant, structured, and mildly brooding, the nose opens with notes of cedar, forest floor, and vanilla. These add depth to brighter flavors of marionberry, fennel and ripe plum, which transitions onto the palate. A juicy entry leads to a full, focused and silky finish.

Vineyard
Shea Vineyard
Selections
Pommard, Wädenswil, Dijon 777
Harvest Dates
9.7 & 9.24.15
Finished Alcohol
13.8%
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels, 35% new
Bottled
8.23.16


2015 Winderlea Weber Vineyard Pinot noir

293 cases produced

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. Abundantly aromatic and perfumed, the Weber is marked by ripe strawberry, kirsch, black licorice and fresh plums. The palate follows with rich, sweet cranberry, strawberry compote, late summer flowers, and a bit of spiciness on a finish marked by silky tannins and great length.

Vineyard
2015 Weber Vineyard Pinot noir
Weber Vineyard
Selections
Pommard
Harvest Dates
9.22, 9.27.15
Finished Alcohol
14.2%
Aging
10 months in French Oak barrels, 20% new
Bottled
8.23.16


2015 Winderlea Imprint Pinot noir

289 cases produced

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 2015 Imprint continues to showcase the signature whole cluster spice that we love about this wine. With notes of black tea, cherry, raspberry, and a subtle layer of toasted graham cracker, this wine's structure is firm and provides a structural backdrop to a variety of foraged fruit flavors.

Vineyard
Winderlea Vineyard
Selections
Coury, Pommard
Harvest Dates
9.7.15
Finished Alcohol
13%
Aging
19 months in neutral French Oak barrels
Bottled
3.23.17