GARNIER - SAUVIGNON BLANC & GRENACHE:
Located just east of Mosier, Oregon in the beautiful Columbia Gorge; here the vines are lined up like little soldiers who have been told to 'hold their ground' in what is a landscape fertile and bucolic as well as austere and dramatic. Numerous ancient volcanic eruptions and glacial floods left behind a geology dominated by weathered basalt & a lean soil series (Wind River Sandy Loam). The vines planted on the river terraces of the mighty Columbia River are surrounded by prolific pear & cherry orchards and benefit from abundant sunshine & wind. The resulting wines demonstrate vivid flavors, juicy acidity and unwavering minerality.
POCO - PINOT NOIR:
Situated at the northern tip of the Eola Hills, in the verdant Willamette Valley of Oregon; Poco Vineyard is a labor of love for the entire Hudson family who live on-site. Meticulously farmed, as an extension of their home’s beautiful landscaping, one cannot help but dream of living the country life. There are the gnarly old cherry trees planted more than 60 years ago on the neighboring property, the meadow with the long grass surrounded by blackberry bushes just down Poco Lane and the requisite Douglas fir trees on the yonder horizon. At an elevation of approximately 700’ and with a volcanically-derived soil series (Jory), Poco is a later-ripening site producing Pinot Noir with amazing purity of fruit, bright acidity and dense tannins.
THREE TREES - PINOT NOIR:
From the top of the Amity Hills, with a commanding view towards the south, Three Trees Vineyard is somehow reminiscent of a medieval lord & ladies' hill-top estate & refuge. The Wheelers, who have lived and worked on the property for the past 20 years, bring real attention to detail to the farming of their grapes, an intimate sense of the seasonality of the site and care for their vines like other people care for their prized roses. The elevation here is close to 700 feet and the soil series volcanically derived (Nekia). It is shallower and rockier than Poco and the resulting fruit & wine is brambly and bright with modest tannins and distinct earthy notes.