2016 Bon Vivant
Pronounced aromas of muddled cherry, dried rose petal and exotic spice. The palate follows through, layered with flavors of black cherry, black raspberry, spice, tobacco and florals. The whole cluster driven structure provides a firm backbone, however is approachable in it's youth. This wine was pieced together in the cellar from a selection of barrels that all underwent various styles of whole cluster fermentation.
Bottled: September 2017 (122 cases produced)
Alc %/ Vol: 14.2 pH: 3.79 TA: 5.5 g/L Whole Cluster: 100%
Elevage: 12 months in French oak barrels, 25% new
75% La Belle Promenade Vineyard
AVA: Chehalem Mountains • Elevation: 700-820 Ft. • Exposure: North East/South West
Soils: Volcanic (Jory/ Nekia) • Native Yeast Fermentation • Farming Practices: Dry farmed/ Organic Principles
La Belle Promenade is 33 acres of volcanic soils, with the western portion of the site consisting of a thick layer of fractured basalt. The vineyard was planted in 2014 to 26 acres of Pinot Noir, 5 acres of Chardonnay and 2 acres of Pinot Meunier. Due in part to its high elevation, this site allows for great diversity in concert with our other estate vineyard.
25% Flanerie Vineyard
AVA: Ribbon Ridge • Elevation: 250-350 Ft. • Exposure: East • Soils: Marine Sedimentary (Willakenzie Series) • Native Yeast Fermentation • Farming Practices: Dry farmed/ Organic Principles
The Flanerie Vineyard, planted in 2003, sits facing due east on the southern edge of the Ribbon Ridge AVA. The terrain is comprised of a thin layer of topsoil over a deep seam of marine sedimentary motherock. These dry farmed vines produce intense wines with dark fruit and unique meaty/ savory signature.