The 2017 Old Vines is a blend of Maresh and Weber fruit. Maresh vineyard was the first to be planted on Worden Hill road followed by Weber in 1974. The 2017 vintage is a change of pace from the last three years of early picks in the heat. A cold spring pushed picking dates into a classic Oregon October allowing flavors to run far ahead of sugars.
The 17 Old Vines is ultra complex balancing waves of electric red fruit with a savory polish. The chemistry numbers look very much like the 16s however the fruit is redder and brighter with less tannins which gives the wine more length and succulence. Bottled in December.