Vintage Notes: 2011 was the coolest growing season in Oregon wine history. We had a warm start to spring which enabled an early bud break but the weather turned cold and wet which resulted in late development. However, the remainder of the season was ideal with excellent weather that held through early November. Harvest began on October 23 and was completed in the first week of November. The late harvest allowed for the flavors to fully develop. The resulting wines are complex, intensely flavored with great texture and depth.
Tasting Notes: High-toned aromas of red raspberry, plum, tangerine peel and pie cherry mingle with fresh tarragon, tobacco, and hints of rosemary. The palate displays lively notes of cherry and raspberry compote alongside fresh earth, leather and sweeter notes of vanilla, clove and cocoa powder leading to a smooth finish.
Drink now through 2019
Wine Spectator 91 points Wine Enthusiast 91 points