2021 Route 47
DOUBLE GOLD & BEST DESSERT WINE - 2023 McMinnville Wine Competition
"Bright floral notes of lychee and honeysuckle mingle with white peach, ginger, honey, and mineral. It's a rare treat to find a nicely balanced sweet wine with complex flavors and a clean finish. All from vines planted in the mid-70s!"
57% Muscat, 22% Gewurztraminer, 21% Riesling
The 2021 Vintage
The 2021 vintage was an exceptional year. The timing of weather events was key to our success in 2021. We experienced a bit of rainfall during bloom which helped to lower yields by producing some hens and chicks (variable-sized berries). Then a historic heat event happened during late June which brought worrisome temperatures at a time that luckily did not result in any damage to our grape crop. Growth resumed normally once temperatures cooled with average heat from July through September bringing even ripening to the plentiful small, loose clusters. For Pinot Noirs, expect intense color and flavors bursting out of the glass, while white wines and rosés are fruit-forward with great acidity and balance.