The Willamette Valley experienced a mild winter and early spring. Our vineyards had a few frost events during bud break in April, but damage to the vines was minimal. The growing season was marked by a combination of warm weather and heavy precipitation in late June and early July. Steady rains in September and cool weather in October resulted in fruit hanging longer on the vine and made it more difficult to determine when to pick. 2019 was a challenging harvest, however the resulting wines deliver a surprising freshness and acidity from a cooler vintage.
The 2019 Pinot Noir showcases a beautiful ruby hue in the glass. Pleasant aromas of black cherry, red currants and hints of damp earth and rich dark chocolate. The palate exudes bright red fruit flavors of cherry and currants which are complemented by lively acidity and plenty of structure. The finish is bright with perfectly balanced acidity. True to the Willamette Valley, this is a chef's wine that will pair well with a variety of dishes.