Vintage Notes

The 2010 growing season began with a typical Oregon winter (chilly, grey and wet). Winter gradually retreated and warmth returned to the earth. The cherry blossoms arrived in the end of January and ourspirits rose. Buds on...


One of the inevitabilities about farming a vineyard is that at some point you are going to have to do some occasional replanting.  Our vineyard is entering its 21st leaf and as caretaker for those 21 years I have a...


The 2008 growing season got off to a slow start.  Spring did not really show her face around the farm until May – this gave us bud-break almost a full two weeks later than usual.  From there the season continued to plod along slowly but steadily with mild temperatures....


“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...


While tasting and assembling the 2006 cuvées we spent a good deal of time discussing what it is that defines a vintage as great.  We concluded that in addition to being a sweeping generalization, how you define a “great vintage” really depends on who you are and...