2015 Virgin View Vineyard Pinot Noir
Virgin View Vineyard sits in the heart of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA and is farmed by our friends Mark and Lee Schrepel. This vineyard has a steep South facing orientation and well-drained soils perfect for growing great Pinot Noir. Wines from this vineyard tend to have loads of black cherry fruit with a spicy finish.
The 2015 Vintage
2015 was another warm year for Oregon's Willamette Valley. The growing season started early with fine weather during bloom leading to larger than average fruit set. In spite of generous thinning, sunny summertime weather meant plentiful crops that were ready early. To avoid overripe fruit, harvest was compressed into a busy three-week period. Thankfully, cool nighttime temperatures ensured that we did not lose the classic freshness that is the hallmark of great Willamette Valley wine.