“But first…are you experienced?” - Jimi Hendrix
Every harvest is different, but the 2007 harvest was one of those unique periods of time we look back on with amazement at what was accomplished, while in the moment it felt like we were simply doing what needed to be done. We were recently reflecting on the harvest from the safety of our cellar - tasting through the wines in cask, when the enormity of what we had accomplished hit us. 2007 had been a harvest to test the mettle of the most sanguine winegrower and yet the wines in front of us tasted supple, delicious and simply made us smile. Following our recent string of relatively painless vintages this one reminded us of Oregon harvests long past, the ones you hear the old timers talk about around the woodstove.