Willamette Valley, Oregon
The complexity of our Willamette Valley Pinot Noir comes from four clones grown in two locales in the Eola-Amity Hills sub-district of the Willamette Valley, Oregon. The soils in these sites, situated west of Spring Valley Road, range from volcanic-based basalts to well drained silty-loams. The first site, representing 85% of the vintage, is planted to clones 115 and 667 on a hilly south-east facing slope near the Willamette River. The second site (15% of the vintage) offers clones clone 777 and Wadenswil. Both sites were hand-pruned and picked. These sites are low-yielding, meaning a harvest of 2 tons to the acre is something to celebrate.