In a similar fashion to the 2014 vintage, the Willamette Valley experienced another extraordinary, nearly ideal growing season. 2015 was a dry season, though never critically hot. This led to perfect ripeness and beautifully balanced fruit. The last rains were waved away on the second of June and the Willamette Valley enjoyed a warm and dry growing season with temperatures never threatening over-ripeness. The harvest began in the last week of August, almost a full month earlier than normal. Grape clusters were larger than usual as a result of a very giving vintage, allowing for larger yields at high levels of quality. The 2015 vintage provided pristinely clean fruit with the wines showing extraordinary balance between fruit, sugar and acidity, the harmony of the2015 vintage sets the stage for some stellar Oregon wines.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes
All grapes were hand-harvested and hand-sorted to ensure the highest quality fruit. Fresh raspberry aromas open immediately on the nose followed by darker fruits, brambles and a touch of black pepper. The flavors on the palate are exuberant red berries with a slight hint of dried herbs. The mouthfeel is fresh with balanced fruit and the finish lingers with a soft velvety texture.
92 Points ~ Wine Advisory Board