OREGON RED WINE -NV
Our non-vintage red blend leans heavily on Cabernet Franc that we source from one of our vineyard partners in the Applegate Valley. The rest of the blend is currently Pinot Noir sourced from the Willamette Valley with a little Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec sourced from the Applegate. Since we believe that sustainability begins in the vineyard, we look for sustainable practices in our vineyard partners. While our winemaker’s holds a L.I.V.E. Certification in his vineyards, we look for elements of this overarching sustainable ethos when it comes to our sourcing partners. At the end of the day, we build this entry level wine as a product that is both quaffable and has a thoughtfulness in its production.
WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR - 2014
A blend of fruit from our vines, that are all Pommard clone, 35 years old, own rooted, dry farmed and hand harvested, and fruit from trusted sources throughout the Willamette Valley. We hope to produce a wine that shows both fruit expression and site expression. AlexEli Vineyards, situated just outside of Molalla, reveals a fruit raised in a slightly cooler region of the Willamette Valley. Delicate fruit, good bones and singing acidity along with earth notes of mushroom and forest floor.
CUVEE ALEXELI PINOT NOIR - 2014
All vines are Pommard clone, 35 years old, own rooted, dry farmed and hand harvested. We hope to produce a wine that shows both fruit expression and site expression. AlexEli Vineyards, situated just outside of Molalla, reveals a fruit raised in a slightly cooler region of the Willamette Valley. Delicate fruit, good bones and singing acidity along with earth notes of mushroom and forest floor. This wine is a baby right now, but even in its infancy, it has a lot to offer.
APPLEGATE VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON - 2014
A straightforward showcase of what Southern Oregon heat can produce. This wine may be young, but it transitioned quickly to a soft, easy drinking big red. Cold night air in the Applegate Valley gently coaxes the vines into maintaining a nice level of acidity, despite the sweltering daytime temperatures that try to steal it away. Tucked at the end of a valley, these grapes have a view most of us can only dream of. Hand harvested, dry farmed.
APPLEGATE VALLEY CABERNET FRANC - 2014
Aged in stainless steel, this wine emulates that easy drinking, bullseye Bistro wine we have come to expect out of old world Cabernet Franc. It is a perfect combination of earth, dried herbs and rich fruit. As with all of our wines, we want this wine to express fruit characteristics and give an indication of place first and foremost. As the Applegate Valley comes into its own, we are excited to see wines that have both balance and structure come from the fruit grown there.
GOLD VINEYARD MALBEC - 2014
While still a formidable wine, our winemaker Phil Kramer notes that the 2014 is “more delicate” than prior vintages. I would add that it has an openness and affability out of the gate, while still retaining good structure. All aged in neutral oak, the fruit stands out on its own.
WALLA WALLA SANGIOVESE - 2014
We are excited about a partnership we have formed in Walla Walla to get such high quality Washington fruit into keg. Sourced from three vineyards in Wallla Walla, this Sangiovese is the closest thing to Tuscan wine that we have tasted coming out of Washington. Great dried, herbaceous notes, backed with bogs and bogs of ripe fruit. Even at a young age this wine delivers.
CASCADE WHITE BLEND - 2015
This bone dry, aromatic blend of Muller-Thurgau, Riesling, and Gewurztraminer is sourced from our L.I.V.E certified vineyard just outside of Molalla. Our winemaker and partner, Phil Kramer, has owned the property for 8 years now, but the vine age is 35 years. This is a cooler site in the Willamette Valley, which yields a crisp, racy white wine reminiscent of the field blends of Piedmont in northwest Italy.
WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT GRIS - 2015
Pinot Gris with surprising complexity. Much of this blend spent six months on the lees, leaving some heavier characteristics not often seen in Oregon Pinot Gris. 100% stainless steel kept this wine lively and young. Hand harvested, dry farmed, higher elevation vineyards.
CUVEE ALEXELI CHARDONNAY - 2015
Beautiful wine begins with beautiful fruit. Our winemaker and partner, Phil Kramer, is proud of the fruit he grows, particularly his Chardonnay. All 108 Davis Clones, Phil faced a decision when he bought the vineyard site to pull these 35 year old vines to plant a more popular Chardonnay clone. He chose the old vines. I’m glad he did. In these warmer vintages, the high acid clone yields a lively, energetic Chardonnay that helps to reintroduce Chardonnay to the average drinker.
CUVEE ALEXELI RIESLING - 2015
This is the last fruit we harvest from the vineyard each year. As most fruit from the valley is fermenting, these vines are still working hard. This is a fine example of balancing the depth of Botrytis and the crisp, bright refreshment of an acid driven white. These 35 year old vines are own rooted, dry farmed and hand harvested.There is something to be said with the complexity and nuance that comes with vine age. This wine demonstrates it.
CUVEE ALEXELI ROSE of PINOT NOIR 2015
A great example of a wine made in the vineyard instead of the winery. Our winemaker, Phil Kramer, tended these vines differently than the Pinot Noir he used for his red wine. This is a thoughtful, beautiful glass of rosé. All vines are Pommard clone, 35 years old, own rooted, dry farmed and hand harvested.