Violin Wine

About Violin

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I started Violin Wine in the Spring of 2013 to continue my passion for crafting Pinot Noir of the highest possible integrity,  working with five carefully managed vineyard sites to produce distinctive bottlings of both blended and vineyard specific wines. Violin hopes to showcase the potential of the Willamette Valley to produce Pinot Noir of purity, depth, and elegance that will age gracefully, support the enjoyment of a broad range of cuisine, and always remain supremely delicious to drink.

Having worked, learned and studied in larger wine cellars as an assistant winemaker, cellar master, and intern for more than eight years in Oregon, I found the confidence, desire, and excitement necessary to start a small brand that would reflect both my experience and our unique growing region in the Willamette Valley. So, after managing thousands of tons of grapes, it was with care, precision, and attention to detail that I used nine and a half tons of Pinot Noir to create the first 500 cases of Violin Wine.  

The “F-Hole” design on the label is found in several hollow-bodied, handcrafted string instruments and remains a beautifully balanced, elegant, and universally recognized image. The Violin suggests the wine bottle in shape, the words “vino” and “wine” in spelling and sound, and includes my son’s name “Olin”. The connection between olfactory and audial pleasure remains uniquely parallel, as many terms in the vocabulary of music are also used in describing the complexities of aromas, flavors, and textures in wine. 

Violin Wine is located at Walter Scott Wines in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA in the Willamette Valley.  My winery hosts and friends Ken and Erica have supported my winemaking goal from the beginning and offered me the opportunity to work alongside them at their inspiring location on the Western edge of the Justice Vineyard on Bethel Heights Road.  Connect with me personally to visit, taste, and learn more about Pinot Noir in Oregon.



-Will Hamilton

Owner, Vintner, Vendor

 

The Wines

Purchase

Current Releases

  • 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir [label]

    2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

    $25

    A gorgeous reflection of the vintage...12 barrel blend from five sites.  Red Fruits, savory undertones, and firm but mouthwatering structure 

    A blend of five vineyards, three in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA including Eola Springs (17%) and Sojourner (7%) on the Western ridge, and Sylvia Sproed Vineyard (17%) planted on the far Northeastern finger.  First Man Vineyard, just Northwest of the town of Gaston in the Coast Range Foothills (17%), and Sunny Mountain, just South of Monroe in the Southern Willamette Valley (17%), make up the balance.  The diverse and distinctive qualities of the individual sites bring exciting blending potential to this cuveé every year, which represents roughly half of the total production for Violin.

     Tightly wound with layers of fresh cut fruit and spice in the nose.  The fruit quality is distinctly red, with strawberry, pomegranate and ripe cherry complimenting an earthier side that seems more brambly and floral.   The attack offers ample sweetness of fruit to balance the firm tannin structure that frames the wine throughout.  Medium in weight, the palate turns increasingly savory as it extends with well balanced, mouthwatering acidity .  Aged on lees for just over 14 months in a mix of new (20%) and used French Oak barrels.  Assembled as a cuvée in late December and bottled February 16th, 2017.  13.2% Alcohol.

    280 Cases Made

  • 2015 Sunny Mountain Vineyard [label]

    2015 Sunny Mountain Vineyard

    $45

    Generous and mouth coating elegance, classic dark cherry with leather and earth joining on the palate

    This unique, 11 acre vineyard sits between 650 and 800 feet just South of the town of Monroe, in the Southern portion of the Willamette Valley.  Violin sources only the 828 block on Sunny Mountain; the highest, most windblown upper rows in the vineyard.  Despite the slightly drier climate, these large clusters tend to ripen late as a result of the relatively high elevation and the nature of the clone to develop fruit at a slower pace, producing intense aromatic expression and high concentration of tannin.

    Classic aromas of high-toned cherry with subtle oak,  dry earth and herbs underneath .  The entry fills out gently with silky, mouth-coating tannins that always accompany Sunny Mountain wines, marking the texture with elegance and richness.   The purity of fruit continues with leathery tones and earthy spices providing balance and complexity as the wine unravels.  Aged on lees for just over 14 months in once and twice-filled French Oak barrels.  Assembled in tank in late December and bottled on February 16, 2017.  13.1% Alcohol.

    45 Cases Made

  • 2015 Clos des Oiseux [label]

    2015 Clos des Oiseux

    $45

    Red, brambly and wild.   The array of fruit and savory creates extreme tension as the wine unravels.

    Clos des Oiseaux is the name given to this small, 2.8 acre site adjacent to Cristom Vineyards’ Jesse Block on Spring Valley Road in the Eola-Amity Hills.  Leased since 2011  by Walter Scott Wines, the site is farmed 100% organically and benefits from deep, rocky volcanic soils and superior attention to viticultural detail.  Surrounded on its lower section by a commanding oak grove, “Clos” is virtually hidden from normal view, and consists of Pommard Clone at the bottom, 114 in the middle, and more exposed 115 at its upper point on the very steep, East facing hillside.  Ken and Erica, my  winery hosts and friends at Walter Scott, have offered me part of their crop from these carefully managed vines,  and the distinctive character of the site translates what I love about Eola-Amity Hills in the language of delicious wine.  The supple concentration and purity of wines from Clos make them complex, savory, and layered in a way that few sites produce.

    Noticeably earthy with wild, powerful fruit aromas bursting out of the glass.  The character is persistently red with rhubarb and ripe strawberry extending onto the palate.  The attack offers puckery acidity against more supple tannins that broaden the wine just enough, with layers of ripe raspberry, cola, vanilla and baking spice continuing to coat the mouth.  Supreme length.   The three clones were fermented together with the 115 portion included as whole clusters (20%).  Aged on lees for just over 14 months in one new and two twice-filled French Oak barrels.  Assembled as a cuvée in late December and bottled February 16th, 2017. 

    70 Cases Made

  • 2015 Eola-Amity Hills [label]

    2015 Eola-Amity Hills

    $48

    Including the oldest section of Eola-Springs, depth and power dovetail with elegance and precision in this six barrel selection.

    This barrel selection represents an effort to produce a wine of superior power and elegance that best showcases the unique growing conditions in this viticultural area running North and South between McMinnville and Salem.  Due East of the Van Duzer Corridor, the Eola-Amity Hills experience a more direct influence of Marine breezes, allowing for greater retention of natural acidity through cooler nighttime temperatures during the growing season.  A six barrel blend of 50% Eola Springs Vineyard, 28% Clos des Oiseaux Vineyard, and 22% Sylvia Sproed Vineyard, the wine strikes an intriguing balance between tension and generosity. 

    Floral perfume, powerful red fruits, earth tones and an edge of smokey spice offer a wide range of aromas.  Juicy on entry with high acidity well restrained by ripe, powerful tannins and layers of savory spices, fresh berries, plums and cherries.  Eola Springs was a co-fermentation of three blocks in 2015, including the oldest, own rooted St. Augustine block.  The depth of flavor and tannin is noticeable as a result, bringing a nervy intensity to a wine that finishes long, delicate and supple.  Aged on lees for just over 14 months in new (20%) and used French Oak barrels.  Assembled in late December before bottling on February 16th, 2017.  13.2% Alcohol.

    145 Cases Made

  • 2014 Eola-Amity Hills [label]

    2014 Eola-Amity Hills

    $48

    The flagship bottling, a five barrel selection from three sites in the Eola-Amity Hills.  Power, concentration, refinement.  Wound together tightly and built to age.

    This barrel selection represents an effort to produce a wine of superior power and elegance that best showcases the unique growing conditions in this viticultural area running North and South between McMinnville and Salem.  Due East of the Van Duzer Corridor, the Eola-Amity Hills experience a more direct influence of Marine breezes, allowing for greater retention of natural acidity through cooler nighttime temperatures during the growing season.  A careful blend of 45% Eola Springs Vineyard, 30% Clos des Oiseaux Vineyard, and 25% Methven Family Vineyard, the wine strikes an intriguing balance between tension and generosity. 

    Floral perfume, red and black fruits, earth tones and an edge of asian spice offer a wide range of aromas.  Juicy on entry but filling out quickly, with high acidity well restrained by ripe, powerful tannins and layers of savory spices, fresh berries, plums and cherries.  Tightly wound with tar, fruit, flowers and savoriness all trading places at the forefront of the powerful core, leading to a complex finish that comes together with firm structural tannins, mouthwatering acidity, and ample concentration.  Aged on lees for 15 months in new (20%) and used French Oak barrels.  Assembled several days before bottling on January 20th, 2016.  13.5% Alcohol. 

    120 Cases Made

Past Releases

  • 2013 Willamette Valley  [label]

    2013 Willamette Valley

    Fourteen barrel blend from all five vineyards, showcasing our region's unique range of soils and climates with balance, delicacy, and complexity.  

    A blend from all five of the vineyard sources including: Eola Springs Vineyard on the western slope of the Eola-Amity Hills (20%), Methven Family Vineyard on the Eastern slope of the Eola- Amity Hills (35%), Solena Estate just east of the town of Yamhill in the Yamhill-Carlton District (30%), First Man Vineyard just Northwest of the town of Gaston in the Patton Valley (7%), and Sunny Mountain Vineyard just South of Monroe between Corvallis and Eugene. (8%).

    Loads of spice and forest floor mingle with strawberry, darker berry fruits and floral tones in the nose. Juicy on entry with ample weight and structure to balance mouthwatering acidity. Firm tannins and savory sweet spice carry the wine to a long, lingering finish with red and black fruits present throughout. Aged on lees for approximately 14 months in 100% French oak barrels, 25% new. Assembled as a cuvee in mid-December, 2014, and bottled January 23rd, 2015. 

    350 Cases Made

  • 2014 Willamette Valley [label]

    2014 Willamette Valley

    Twelve barrel blend from four vineyards, balancing a wide array of fresh fruit and savoriness on a mouthwatering and elegant framework.

    A blend of four vineyards including: Eola Springs Vineyard on the Western slope of the Eola-Amity Hills (25%), Methven Family Vineyard on the Eastern slope of the Eola-Amity Hills (35%),  First Man Vineyard just Northwest of the town of Gaston in the Coast Range Foothills (25%), and Sunny Mountain Vineyard just South of Monroe in the Southern Willamette Valley between Eugene and Corvallis (15%).

    Dark fruit and smokey spice lead to more subtle aromas of herbs and flower petals as the wine opens. A generous attack of juicy dark cherry and Marionberry spreads across the palate with lively acidity. Firm tannins offer noticeable grip as the wine extends toward a long finish, with more spice and savory tones joining the wide array of dense and powerful fruit flavors present throughout. Aged on lees for just over 14 months in a mix of new (20%) and used French Oak barrels.  Assembled as a cuvée in late December and bottled January 20th, 2016. 13.5% Alcohol.

    320 Cases Made

  • 2014 Sunny Mountain Vineyard [label]

    2014 Sunny Mountain Vineyard

    A three barrel selection from the highest elevation block of Steve Price's hidden gem of the Southern Willamette Valley.  Powerful aromas and broad texture.

    This unique, 11 acre vineyard sits between 650 and 800 feet on Rattlesnake Ridge just South of the town of Monroe, in the Southern portion of the Willamette Valley.  The wine is made exclusively from the 828 clone of Pinot Noir and is the highest block of the vineyard.  Despite the slightly warmer climate, this block tends to ripen late as a result of the relatively high elevation and the nature of the clone to develop fruit at a slower pace, allowing for intense aromatic expression and high concentration of tannin.

    Powerful aromas of flowers and fresh, nearly tropical fruit jump out of the glass right away, leading to more classic cherry and pomegranate tones as the wine unravels.  The entry fills out immediately, with mouthwatering acidity coated by the rich tannins that always accompany Sunny Mountain wines, marking the texture with elegant viscosity.   The purity of fruit continues with subtle, earthy spices providing balance and complexity as the wine lingers harmoniously on a clean and delicate finish.  Aged on lees for 15 months in twice-filled French Oak barrels.  Assembled in tank several days before bottling on January 20th, 2016.  13.9% Alcohol. 

    70 Cases Made

  • 2013 Sunny Mountain Vineyard [label]

    2013 Sunny Mountain Vineyard

    High-toned cherry and an edge of barrel sweetness produce very powerful aromas in the glass, leading to more earthy tones of rhubarb, licorice and delicate herbal notes. The entry is a surprise as the wine broadens considerably across the palate, showcasing mouth-coating ripe tannins and ample acidity. The red-fruited character persists with floral and herb tones carrying the wine through a long, elegant finish. 

    This unique, 11 acre vineyard sits between 650 and 800 feet on Rattlesnake Ridge just South of the town of Monroe Oregon, in the Southern portion of the Willamette Valley. The wine is made exclusively from the 828 clone of Pinot Noir and is the highest block of the vineyard. Despite the slightly warmer climate in Monroe, this block tends to ripen late as a result of the relatively high elevation and the nature of the clone to develop fruit at a slower pace, allowing for intense aromatic expression and high concentration of tannin.

    High-toned cherry and an edge of barrel sweetness produce very powerful aromas in the glass, leading to more earthy tones of rhubarb, licorice and delicate herbal notes. The entry is a surprise as the wine broadens considerably across the palate, showcasing mouth-coating ripe tannins and ample acidity. The red-fruited character persists with floral and herb tones carrying the wine through a long, elegant finish. Aged on lees for approximately 14 months in 100% French oak barrels, 15% new. Assembled in mid-December, 2014, and bottled January 23rd, 2015. 

    70 Cases Made

  • 2013 Eola-Amity Hills [label]

    2013 Eola-Amity Hills

    Floral perfume and dark berry fruits come out of the glass first with smokey spice and strawberry coursing underneath. Mouthwatering, juicy attack with fantastic concentration and dark cherry flavors coating the palate. Finish turns a bit more savory with oak spice, wild brambly fruits and earth mixing well. Firm, structural tannins persist throughout, and give the wine great poise and nerve on the lengthy, fruit driven finish. 

    An effort to produce a wine of intense power and perfume that highlights the best characteristics of this AVA in the North Willamette Valley. The moderating impact of marine breezes is a result of its vicinity to the Van Duzer Corridor, the low point in the Coast Range that funnels weather from the Ocean, providing superior acid retention and consistency in the quality and maturity of fruit.

    This three barrel selection consists of two barrels from Eola Springs Vineyard and one barrel from Methven Family Vineyard. Floral perfume and dark berry fruits come out of the glass first with smokey spice and strawberry coursing underneath. Mouthwatering, juicy attack with fantastic concentration and dark cherry flavors coating the palate. Finish turns a bit more savory with oak spice, wild brambly fruits and earth mixing well. Firm, structural tannins persist throughout, and give the wine great poise and nerve on the lengthy, fruit driven finish. Aged on lees for 15 months in 100% French oak barrels, 33% new. Assembled several days before bottling on January 23rd, 2015. 

    70 Cases Made

  • 2014 Clos des Oiseaux Vineyard [label]

    2014 Clos des Oiseaux Vineyard

    A small bottling of three barrels from this tiny vineyard farmed organically by Walter Scott Wines.  Exotically perfumed and approaching suppleness in texture.

    Clos des Oiseaux is the name given to this small, 2.8 acre site adjacent to Cristom Vineyards on Spring Valley Road in the Eola-Amity Hills.  Owned by the Keller family and leased and managed by Walter Scott Wines, the site is 100% organically farmed and benefits from deep, rocky volcanic soils and superior attention to viticultural detail.  The vineyard is surrounded by an oak grove, making it virtually hidden from normal view, and consists of Pommard Clone at the bottom, 114 in the middle, and more exposed 115 at its upper point on the very steep, East facing hillside.  Ken and Erica, my noble winery hosts and friends at Walter Scott, have generously offered me part of their crop from these carefully managed vines,  and the distinctive character of the site translates what I love about Eola-Amity Hills in the language of delicious wine.  

    Noticeably earthy, flinty, and savory in the nose, with mild sweetness of fruit and a rustic spiced quality.  The fruit character is persistently red throughout with subtle, fresh cut cherries and strawberries.  The attack is gentle but rich, with supple tannins providing exceptional roundness and volume on the palate.  As the wine evolves with layers of ripe raspberry and cherry, sweet vanilla and baking spice mingle with earthy rhubarb while the tannins continue to coat the mouth, providing ample texture to support the ongoing array of fruit, earth, and moderate acidity.  The three clones were fermented together with the 115 portion included as whole clusters (20%).  Aged on lees for just over 14 months in one new and two twice-filled French Oak barrels.  Assembled as a cuvée in late December and bottled January 20th, 2016.  13.3% Alcohol.

    70 Cases Made

Vineyards

  • Eola Springs Vineyard

    Eola-Amity Hills AVA

    Vintages

    Eola Springs Vineyard is a relatively low elevation vineyard on the Western slope of the Eola-Amity Hills on Oak Grove Road between Highway 22 and Zena Road, in the Southern portion of what I like to call the “Holmes Gap Zone”. During my time making wine in the Willamette Valley, I had the pleasure of working with several sites in this area, which were often my favorite in the cellar, including Nuestro Sueño Vineyard one mile to the South, RoseRock Vineyard which is basically uphill, and Zena Crown Vineyard which is a few miles to the North.

    Jim Thomas and Dennis Peseau owned the vineyard until 2015 when they sold to Judy Jordan. The new owners have plans to further develop the site, and Dennis had already bought and developed a gorgeous piece of property sitting at 650 feet above Eola Springs called Sojourner, which will be a part of the portfolio starting with the 2015 wines.

    Some of the oldest plantings of Pinot Noir in this area were on the lower elevation soils of Eola Springs. While working with Evening Land Vineyards, I had the opportunity to first work with the younger blocks of Dijon 115 that I would eventually source in starting Violin, planted in the early 2000s and sitting in volcanic based soils at 350 feet.

    Like the character of the old vine wines, the Dijon 115 produces relatively small clusters with thick skins. The resulting wines have great intensity of aromatics and color, producing powerful floral and berry fruit aromas, as well as high tannin content that leads to great structure and length in the wines.

    For 2013, 14 and 15, Eola Springs has brought my favorite wines to the cellar. It has been the largest component in the Eola-Amity Hills Cuveé and at least 20% of the Willamette Valley. The wines are marked by intensity, vibrancy, and structure, providing a lovely range of aromatics and a strong support system for ageability.

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  • Clos des Oiseaux Vineyard

    Eola-Amity Hills AVA

    Vintages

    Clos des Oiseaux is the name given to this small, 2.8 acre site adjacent to Cristom Vineyards on Spring Valley Road in the Eola-Amity Hills. Owned by the Keller family and leased and managed by Walter Scott Wines, the site is 100% organically farmed and benefits from deep, rocky volcanic soils and superior attention to viticultural detail thanks to the direction of good friend Ryan Hannaford, a passionate viticulturist and grape whisperer.

    The vineyard is surrounded by an oak grove, making it virtually hidden from normal view, and consists of Pommard Clone at the bottom, 114 in the middle, and more exposed 115 at its upper point on the very steep, East facing hillside. Ken and Erica, my noble winery hosts and friends at Walter Scott, have generously offered me part of their crop from these carefully managed vines, and the distinctive character of the site translates what I love about Eola-Amity Hills in the language of delicious wine.

    Clos des Oiseaux will be bottled as a vineyard designate whenever mother nature allows a large enough crop for Walter Scott to share with me! The wines have a layered and savory character that sets them very much apart from most wines in the valley. The moderate crop size helps to maintain exceptional concentration and viscosity in the wines. A small percentage will help build complexity and earthiness in the Eola-Amity Hills Cuveé when possible.

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    Sunrise on Picking Day 2015
  • Sylvia Sproed Vineyard

    Eola-Amity Hills AVA

    Vintages

    Sylvia Sproed is the eponymous vineyard of Doctor and Mrs. Sproed, on the Northernmost ridge of the East side of the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, a few miles north of the tiny hamlet of Hopewell. The vineyard was resurrected and is now farmed by my friends at St. Joseph’s Nursery in McMinnville, who manage and farm several vineyards in the Willamette Valley for other winemakers and their own sister company Walnut City Wineworks and Lundeen Wines.

    A small, once acre block of Dijon 115 sits on the crest of the steep, Eastern Slope, and the four acre block of Pommard runs down the ridge forming a noticeable point to the Southeast, seeming like a vertical wall of vines catching every ray of early morning light over the Cascade Mountains. Unusually, the vines of Pommard are own-rooted, but still tend to ripen very early. I am able to source the short rows in the transition between the crest of the slope and the steep wall of vines below, beginning in 2015.

    The soil here is a classic example of volcanic basalt-based clay with intermittent small boulders. For me, these types of soils in the mid slopes of the Eola-Amity Hills produce the most compelling wines. The mid palate weight always feels more plush and layered, while the acidity tends to focus the wines toward the red-fruited side of the spectrum. This is an extremely exposed site for Pinot Noir, and picking early has been necessary but led to vibrant wines with plenty of acidity and intense fruit characters to support the generous textures. “Sylvia Sproed” anchors the Willamette Valley Cuveé and plays an important role in the flagship Eola-Amity Hills bottling as well.

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    Sunrise over Mt. Hood from Sylvia's
  • Methven Family Vineyards

    Eola-Amity Hills AVA

    Vintages 2013–2014

    Dr. Allen and Jill Methven planted their 35 acre vineyard staring in 2002, beginning with the highest slope on the Western part of their Eola-Hills property a few miles North of Hopewell. I sourced part of the original plantings of Dijon 667 that transition from Volcanic hillside to alluvial Woodburn soils near the entrance to their home.

    The Woodburn soils tend to bring a rustic and powerful tannin profile to the back of the wines while maintaining a very classic, red-fruit profile in the aromas and flavors. The vines are trellised using the Cordon system, reusing horizontal canes to help manage the relatively high vigor and set fewer clusters naturally. The balance in the site is quite good, allowing for moderate sugars and plenty of acidity. Although it tilts to the East, the site tends to ripen late as a result of some late day shade.

    Methven has been a big component in the Willamette Valley bottling in 2013 and 2014, as well as a smaller component in the Eola-Amity Hills Cuveé. It brings good purity of fruit while helping frame the wines with firm tannins and juicy acidity.

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    View to the South with Methven Vineyard in the distance
  • First Man Vineyard

    Willamette Valley AVA

    Vintages

    “First Man” is the name I use for Adam Radtke’s personally developed and farmed vineyard in the Coastal Range Foothills a few miles West of the small town of Gaston in the Northern Willamette Valley.

    This sub valley of the greater Willamette is a marginally cool area, and tends to ripen slower than many of its neighbors to the South and East. His property is a 19 acre ridge sloping gradually to the South and East, with forest at the top and vines near the bottom in two distinct blocks totaling just under an acre. Although just North of the border for the Yamhill-Carlton District AVA, he shares the ancient marine sedimentary soils that classify this growing region, producing relatively small clusters yielding earth-driven wines with good intensity.

    Adam and I worked together managing the production of Laurent Montalieu’s NW Wine Company for over four years, during which time he was using cuttings from Laurent’s Solena Estate to graft and develop baby plants for his farm. All of the work was hand done by Adam over the course of five years.

    The first fifteen rows are a split between Dijon Clones 667 and 777, planted in 2006. The lower field is a blend of 828 and Pommard Clones, which ripens about ten days later. The younger block is on a steep South slope planted in 2010, and is 100% 777. I use the 2006 planting and the 2010 planting to produce wines from First Man.

    I am able to produce only between two and four barrels of this wine every year. It functions as the earthier, more gentle element in the Willamette Valley Cuveé, averaging between 8% and 30% of the volume depending on the year.

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    With Adam on Pick day 2014...Olin's seventh Birthday!
  • Sunny Mountain Vineyard

    Willamette Valley AVA

    Vintages 2013–2015

    Sunny Mountain Vineyard was planted just South of Monroe by industry veteran Steve Price in 2006, and he has farmed and managed the vineyard personally since. With only ten acres planted and at the dead end of a windy gravel road at the top of a steep, SouthEast facing slope on Rattlesnake Ridge, the vineyard is hidden from normal view and benefits from consistent breezes, plenty of sunshine, and superior viticulture.

    The area around Monroe is considered a rain shadow from the tallest peak in the Coast Range Mountains, Mary’s Peak. Hence the name, the sun tends to shine on this area when rains fall on vineyards further north. Like many sites in the area, Sunny Mountain is almost exclusively on Bellpine soils which are ancient marine sediment based.

    I source the top rows of the current planting at 800 feet in elevation; exclusively the 828 clone of Pinot Noir. Despite the slightly warmer climate, this block tends to ripen late as a result of the relatively high elevation and the nature of the clone to develop fruit at a slower pace, allowing for intense aromatic expression and high concentration of tannin. Steve normally thins the crop to one cluster per shoot, increasing the concentration and power in the resultant wines.

    Working with Steve is an education, and I hope to coax Sunny Mountain toward a more elegant expression of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. I produce between 2 and 3 barrels of vineyard designate Pinot Noir, and use a small portion as a component in the Willamette Valley bottling, contributing high-toned fruit, and wonderfully broad, mouth coating tannins.

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    View East from the top of Sunny Mountain