Made from 100% Pinot Noir from our own vineyard, this elegant wine has an expressive nose with hints of spice and tobacco. It showcases black cherry and classic pinot fruit flavors.
Oregon Wine Awards: Double Gold Award - 2012
Wine Enthusiast: 90 points - 2012
Great Northwest Wine: Excellent Rating - February 2013
A delicate yet robust Cascadian-style Pinot Noir from the celebrated 2012 vintage. This lovely wine has soft notes of aged oak allowing for flavors of fresh honeydew, strawberry, cherry and rhubarb to shine through. Spring dogwood and light mint come together to form this well rounded yet lightly refreshing wine. It has nice acidity and mild tannins.
Ready to enjoy now.
Prince of Pinot Review: "Nicely balanced with dry tannins and welcome acidity." Score: 91
Great Northwest Wine: 'Recommended' rating - August 2014
This wine is made in the Beaujolais style. Whole clusters of grapes are placed in a fermentation tank with a small amount of crushed grapes to help kickstart fermentation. The intact grapes begin naturally fermenting inside their own skins and eventually burst from the pressure. This method also involves the traditional method of accommodating natural wild yeast to result in a soft, rich, nuanced, fruit forward and approachable wine that is a little funky, in a really good way. Robust flavors of blackberry jam with currant undertones and a smooth, silky finish.
Drink now like it's 1999.
When you do everything yourself, sometimes you get a little inventive to make things easier. We took our typically hand crank powered crusher/de-stemmer machine and rigged it up to a recumbent bicycle with nothing more than a really long bike chain and a little ingenuity. Instead of using the hand crank, we pedaled the recumbent bike to crush and de-stem the grapes, producing our first pedal powered wine. It is made up of 77% Pinot Noir and 23% Syrah and loaded with juicy plum and purple fruit with an elegant layer of spice.
Wine Enthusiast: 86 points - 2013
Nick and Sam worked together to produce this very special wine. It is made from a block of Pinot Noir grapes that they tended and harvested specifically for this wine and then blended in some Syrah to balance the blend. The taste is a finely balanced with aromas of tart cherry and rose countered with well-rounded notes of year-old oak. Full-bodied flavors of plum and blackberry with mineral hints of flint.
Ready to drink now into 2018.
Founder Paul Gates loved his big white wines, and this is the pinnacle of them. Aromas of meyer lemon fold together with oak and herbaceous lavender. Crisp green apple mingles with bright acidity. Finishes clean and clear. Ready to enjoy now.
Crisp northwest style white wine with a well-balanced yet dry character. Aromas of pear, apricot and a clear day after rainfall. Notes of ripe stone fruit and hints of cinnamon with a crisp minerality. Finishes with smooth honeyed notes. Pairs well with poultry and lamb.
This has become one of our most requested wines. It is not your typical Rosé: barrel-fermented with indigenous yeast, unfiltered and unfined, aged in old oak barrels. It's taste is dry and full-bodied, deep with grapefruit and musky stonefruit aromas mingling with strawberry and a touch of bergamot. Finishes with a velvety, refreshing dryness. Great with salads and light fare.
This dry Riesling has small bubbles that come from naturally occurring carbonation from native yeast. It is named for the use of our recumbent bike to power the crushing of the riesling grapes we selectively sourced from the Willamette Valley This wine is lively and refreshing with green apple and tropical fruit flavors, an apricot aroma and light minerality. This is one that people keep coming back for. It's perfect on a summer day or anytime you want a lift.
We are very happy to offer our Sparkling Brut. Paul loves good Champagne and wanted to produce a dry sparkling brut that everyone can afford to put on their table. Made in the traditional ways used in Champagne (called Methode Champenoise) including being hand-riddled. It is in the dry Brut style, has hints of wildflowers with tart green apple flavor and racy acidity, and the wonderful aroma of vintage Champagne. This is going to be great for the holidays.
Savor NW Wine Competition: Silver award - March 2014
Oregon Wine Press: Value Pick - December 2014