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2019 Willamette Blanc

The Willamette Blanc is a white wine made from a blend of three different grape varieties: Auxerrois, Pinot gris and Pinot noir. Just like every year the fermenting Auxerrois smells like Piña Coladas, but in 2019 it retained less tropical notes than it typically does. Tart and refreshing as always the Auxerrois’ delicacy is backed up by the Pinot noir and gris adding a little structure and some complexity. 

We’ve started using less stainless and more wood (oak and acacia) during fermentation and aging. This change combined with our typically long lees contact times brings a little more body and smooths the rough edges. Easy to drink, but still plenty to think about. 

Try it at cellar temp or chilled. Sweet, spicy and sour foods like the crazy lamb and apple sausages we had the other night work well. Thai food is perfect too.

[144 cases, pH 3.2, 12.6% ABV, Stainless tank, Neutral French oak barrels and one shiny new Acacia puncheon, Auxerrois (79%) with Pinot noir (16%) & Pinot gris (5%), native yeast fermentation, no filtering or fining, no additions except a tiny bit of SO2]


Retail $20 / bottle
Friends & Family Newsletter Price $17 / bottle






2019 Havlin Auxerrois

Consistent, but different. Even though we used a new Acacia puncheon and the alcohol was a touch higher that in 2018, there is a continuity. Just like in 2018 this bottling is 100% Auxerrois and it is very much still the older more serious brother to the more light-hearted Willamette Blanc. 

An unexpected highlight for me is a faint citrusy piney note that comes on in the nose and lasts right until the very finish. The skin contact Auxerrois is still the star with its tartness and mild tropicality, but it is the subtle yet lasting smell of spring pine-tips that captures my attention. It is a smell that I love so much and I am totally floored that it made its way into this bottling. If you’ve ever walked through the forest in the late spring and grabbed a pine branch and let the soft needles run through your lightly clenched fist. It’s that smell! Maybe it is the acacia puncheon, but maybe it is the whole cluster berries… 

Perhaps because of its complexity, simple foods seem to go better with this wine. Razor clams a little garlic, black pepper and salted butter was a great match with this.  

[96 cases, pH 3.25, 12.5% ABV, Skin contact, 50% Acacia Puncheon & 50% Stainless tank, Auxerrois (100%), native yeast fermentation, no filtering or fining, no additions except a tiny bit of SO2]

Retail $26 / bottle
Friends & Family Newsletter Price $21 / bottle







2019 Pinot noir Rosé

The 2019 Rosé comes from the Bellevue Cross vineyard in the McMinnville AVA, which is new to us, but was planted in 2000 to Pommard Pinot noir clones on their own rootstock. We have a total of 8 rows at Bellevue Cross and for the Rosé we picked the two rows at the edge of the vineyard. since these two rows have less competition due to an effectively lower planting density, the clusters on these two rows tend to be bigger and juicier than the more central rows. This condition is perfect for Rose.

The 2018 Rosé was both fermented and aged in neutral French oak. The result is an elegant very light pink Rosé with some fun herbal tones on the nose and great body from the extended time on lees in the barrel. About halfway through the pallet the salinity kicks in for a little extra character. 

In terms of an ideal pairing, remember that salad needs wine too. Garden greens with a tart vinaigrette, black pepper and parmesan shavings match the tart and salty freshness of this Rosé just right.

[50 cases, pH 3.1, 12.7% ABV, Neutral French oak barrels, native yeast fermentation, no filtering or fining, no additions except a tiny bit of SO2]

Retail $26 / bottle
Friends & Family Newsletter Price $21 / bottle






White Wine & Rosé Sampler Case

4 x 2019 Willamette Blanc
4 x 2019 Havlin Single Vineyard Auxerrois
4 x 2019 Pinot noir Rosé






White Wine & Rosé Sampler Half Case

2 x 2019 Willamette Blanc
2 x 2019 Havlin Single Vineyard Auxerrois
2 x 2019 Pinot noir Rosé






White Wine & Rosé Sampler Quarter Case

1 x 2019 Willamette Blanc
1 x 2019 Havlin Single Vineyard Auxerrois
1 x 2019 Pinot noir Rosé