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2017 Pinot noir Red Wines



Willamette Cuvee Label



2017 Willamette Cuvée

For 2017 the gang is all back together again for one last tour - Havlin Vineyard, Nuestro Suenos Vineyard and Lewman Vineyard. Havlin is back in the mix for 2017 and brings the bright uplifted red-fruit tones, Lewman the brooding dark tones and Nuestro Sueno adds it own blue tones and herbal complexity. This vintage is, sadly, the final year of our contract with Lewman.

As is always the case with the Willamette Cuvee, we aim for balance when making this blend of barrels. After a couple of very intense -almost heavy- vintages in 2015 and 2016, the 2017 vintage comes across as delicate and refined already at this very young age. Right now it is a ready-to-go easy-drinker and it should develop into a thought-provoker over the next decade.

[312 cases, pH 3.43, 13.5% ABV, 100% French Oak (3 fill, 2 fill & Neutral), Pommard, 114, 115 & 777 clones, native yeast fermentation, no filtering or fining, no additions except a tiny bit of SO2]

Retail $25 / bottle
Friends & Family Newsletter Price $20 / bottle





Lewman Label


2017 Lewman

This is our third vintage and also our swan song with Lewman Vineyards. This is bitter-sweet, because in our third go around we were finally starting to understand the dynamics of this tricky little vineyard. The wine we made is also our best result to date from Lewman, but unfortunately this was our last vintage working there.

For 2017 we finally had a balanced harvest of Pommard, 115 and 777 clones and the added depth from the Pommard is noticeable. The 2015 and 2016 Lewmans were powerful and complex, but the 2017 has more depth and refinement. As always the 2017 Lewman shows dark black fruits and brown spices with a little hint of black pepper, but just when you think it is the same old Lewman, the Pommard catches us by surprise with some herbal and black tea notes.

A great accompaniment to hardy meals now or exciting by itself after a few years in the cellars.

[98 cases, pH 3.4, 13.6% ABV, 100% French Oak (3 fill, 2 fill & Neutral), Organically farmed Pommard, 115 & 777 clones, native yeast fermentation, no filtering or fining, no additions except a tiny bit of SO2]

Retail $35 / bottle
Friends & Family Newsletter Price $25 / bottle





Nuestro Sueno Label


2017 Nuestro Sueño

Every year we worry that Tom, the owner of Nuestro Sueño, is going to give us hell again for picking our grapes too early. As the 2017s were fermenting we were more worried than ever. Maybe this time we did pick a little too earlier? Maybe it is too tart and racey?

Nah. After some barrel-time on the lees followed by over a year of rest in the bottle, the 2017 Nuestro Sueño is in a great place. Tart and bright, but somehow still silky. Not to worry, the blueberry and plum fruit tones are there as always, but the 2017 Nuestro Sueño manages to be both fresh and complex and powerful all at the same time.

Try this Pinot noir with Sushi. Seriously.

[72 cases, pH 3.31, 13.3% ABV, 100% French Oak (3 fill, 2 fill & Neutral), 114 & 115 clones, native yeast fermentation, no filtering or fining, no additions except a tiny bit of SO2]

Retail $35 / bottle
Friends & Family Newsletter Price $25 / bottle





2017 Havlin


Ah, Havlin! Where to begin? We have been working with Havlin since our very first vintage “way back” in 2013. For 2017 we moved from the main vineyard block over to the north block. These wines are distinctively Havlin, but are also very different from previous vintages.

The soil on the north block is very shallow and sits atop a layer of what Jeff, the owner, calls iron stone. The vines really struggle but the fruit they produce is full of character. Familiar Oregon blackberry and currant fruits but a strong tannic back bone. The strong saline and mineral tones are what sets this Havlin apart from other Oregon Pinot noir as well as from other Havlins.

Great with BBQ, but it’s a little chilly for that right now. Roasted root veggies will do nicely instead.

[75 cases, pH 3.59, 13.6% ABV, 100% French Oak (3 fill, 2 fill & Neutral), LIVE Certified Sustainably farmed Pommard & 115 clones, native yeast fermentation, no filtering or fining, no additions except a tiny bit of SO2]

Retail $35 / bottle
Friends & Family Newsletter Price $25 / bottle





Pinot noir Sampler Case


3 x 2017 Willamette Cuvée
3 x 2017 Lewman Single Vineyard Pinot noir
3 x 2017 Nuestro Sueño Single Vineyard Pinot noir
3 x 2017 Havlin Single Vineyard Pinot noir




Pinot noir Sampler Half Case


3 x 2017 Willamette Cuvée
1 x 2017 Lewman Single Vineyard Pinot noir
1 x 2017 Nuestro Sueño Single Vineyard Pinot noir
1 x 2017 Havlin Single Vineyard Pinot noir