2018 Lady Hill Pinot Noir - Champoeg
Champoeg Vineyard, or “La Butte” as named by early settlers, was first planted to vinifera in 1858. The surrounding area was referred to as the wine capital of the Oregon Territory by 1880. Today, the vineyard is home to roughly 22 acres on a steep southeast facing slope. Planted in 1974, these vines are considered some of the oldest in the state producing only concentrated clusters per plant.
Made from Wadenswil and Pommard clones, this wine was aged in new and neutral French oak for 18 months. Despite the vines’ age, bright hues of red and vibrant fuchsia indicate freshness and fruit purity. Brambled raspberries, currants, are wrapped with rose petals, vanilla and baking spices. Elegance epitomizes these clones, presenting bright red fruit along subtle barrel spice and earth. Satiny tannins choreograph a juicy finish built for cuisine. Enjoy through 2030. Pair with spiced pork loin and a collection of your favorite friends. 90 Points, Wine & Spirits, "Year's Best US Pinot Noir."