We were honestly overcome by this Pinot noir. We wrote a little and then, we just had to stop writing because we wanted to experience it, to savor the colliding forces of supreme deliciousness and intellectual intrigue. I'm not ashamed to say I might have teared up a bit. This has everything–it is the epitome of a Pinot noir that excites us. We know Oregon Pinot like few others do, we know when we're moved enough to get behind a wine and to urge our loyal supporters to do the same. Consider us so moved. Now it's your turn.
$43.15 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($47.95 regular)
This has everything: elegance, surging momentum, balance, fruit weight, whole cluster spice and savor, texture and length. Super pretty and utterly juicy, filled with strawberry and cherry, hints of red licorice, and a heavenly savory pulse. Not only the best wine yet from Trathen Hall but without question one of our favorite Pinot noir from 2017, a vintage we love.
There were only 2 barrels made, that's a little less than 50 cases. We've already grabbed a healthy chunk for wine club. That's leaves relatively little of something we love so much. Don't dawdle. - Marcus
From Trathen Hall: "Ana Vineyard is located in the Dundee Hills AVA. Originally planted by Arthur and Vivian Weber in the mid 1970’s, and later purchased by Bill and Eve Holloran in 2013, the own-rooted vines are farmed biodynamically. Our fruit comes from a steep west facing section of the vineyard. These deep, volcanic, Jory soils produce wines that are based around a core of bright red fruit, soft, elegant tannins along with layers of saline and mineral complexity.
This shows all of the classic hallmarks of a mature Dundee Hills vineyard with lifted red fruits and subtle earthiness of the red clay soils with a background of satin like tannins. Aromatics of fresh raspberry, strawberry and young cherry, and savory notes of clover hay and just-cut button mushrooms. There is a hint of minerality that transposes into bright sassafras and juniper wood. Soft tannins hold a bright acidity and a tapering finish of dried rosehips."