Fruity and Aged to Perfection!
This bundle includes 4 of our ffinest wines within the Willamette Valley region:
2015 Citation Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Citation Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is created by sourcing fruit from the most promising blocks of our Erratic Oaks Vineyard. Carefully selected lots are fermented separately, punched-down twice daily, and after seven to twelve days of fermentation, gently pressed to French oak barrels and aged for the next sixteen months. The best barrels are then chosen to produce this small quantity of deep, darkly-colored, luscious Pinot Noir.
Our Citation Willamette Valley Pinot Noir has aromas of dark cherries, raspberries, blueberries, violets and cloves that join rich flavors of cocoa butter, vanilla and allspice. Fine, silky tannins frame the long lingering finish.
2017 Centerstone Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Centerstone Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, sourced entirely from our Erratic Oaks Vineyard, fully reflects the qualities or terroir of our magnificent site. Sourced from select blocks the hand harvested grapes were destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks. Only the gentlest techniques were used during the alcohol and ensuing malo-lactic fermentations. The wine was briefly oak aged to enhance the fruit and tannin structure.
The bright rich aromas of raspberry, blackberry, strawberry and cherry meld together and flow into their flavor counterparts on the palette. Soft, yet firm tannins frame the fruit with spices and vanilla into a lingering finish.
2014 Citation Oregon Chardonnay
This exceptional chardonnay is packed with aromas of citrus, butterscotch, spun sugar, vanilla bean and ripe apples. It’s rich and mouth-filling with a touch of toasty oak followed by a hint of baking spices on the lingering finish.
In 2014, a warm Spring and the earliest bloom in 35 years set the stage for our earliest harvest to date. On September 10th and 15th, perfectly ripe grapes were harvested from two small plantings of Chardonnay: one, atop Erratic Oaks and the other nestled high in the foothills of Oregon’s Blue Mountains.
After whole-cluster pressing and barrel fermentation, the wines aged in French oak for eleven months. By blending high-elevation, old-vine Chardonnay with our young Dijon clone planting in the heart of Willamette Valley, we have achieved new levels of complexity, richness and balance.
2017 Centerstone Willamette Valley Un-Oaked Chardonnay
Centerstone Willamette Valley Chardonnay reflects the wonderful intense fruit that we grow at our L.I.V.E. certified sustainable Erratic Oaks Vineyard. It is the pure expression of our site or terroir as we do not use any oak in the winemaking process.
Upon harvest the grapes were pressed into stainless steel tanks to ferment. After the primary fermentation the wine went through a partial malo-lactic fermentation, which further enhanced the body. Ripe fresh apple, pineapple and pear aromas mingle with crisp, yet rich flavors on the palette and an extraordinary long finish.