The wine is sourced from diverse vineyards located in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, the defining characteristic is both volcanic and marine sedimentary soils.
Hillside vineyards are densely planted ranging from 800 up to 4,800 vines per acre. A strong core of dark fruits and chocolate are lifted with notes of lingonberry, hyacinth and fresh mandarin. Brilliant acidity and impeccable balance characterize the full, ripe palate, filled with flavors of supple red raspberry and dark cherry, building texture on the palate and lingering through the velvety finish.
Picked by hand in the cool of the coastal night, these grapes were hand-sorted before being destemmed with a percentage of whole berries
into stainless steel, wood and concrete fermentors using up to two punch-downs, pump-overs, or pour-overs per day during the heigh of fermentation. The wine was
then carefully transferred to French oak barrels where it aged for 10 months prior to bottling.