The Oregonian Approach: McKinlay's Extraordinary Value
Over the years, many have written or said that McKinlay's head winegrower, Matt Kinne, takes a very "Burgundian" approach. After a recent visit to the winery with Matt, Heidi and second generation winemaker Jake, we are revising that statement: "McKinlay takes a very Oregonian approach."
The Kinnes are friendly, humble, hard-working, low-key and welcoming; their wines are a direct reflection. The winery is truly in the cellar -- their house sits above it.
As we tasted every wine they produced from 2014 through 2016, one character emerged above all others: fruit purity. We were transfixed by the unadorned, expressive, delightful fruit quality in each and every pour. Each wine had mouthwatering acidity to both show off and preserve the purity of succulently sweet Pinot fruit. Coupled with little new wood and over-vintage barrel aging, McKinlay wines are authentic, transparent, and straightforward. They are the Kinnes; they are Oregonian.
McKinlay Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2016
$16.15 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case*
An extraordinary value, this wine represents everything we wrote above. A real beauty, bursting with vibrant freshness, red fruits, rose, and silkiness to spare. As balanced as it is incredibly tasty, when you open a bottle for friends, you'll be amazed at how quickly it disappears. Positively outstanding! Every fan of Oregon Pinot should have a case of this.
at right, Matt, Holly and Jake Kinne
We're looking forward to helping you with an order. Thanks for reading and for your support!
Marcus and Andy
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Build a Case
Make sure you always get a discount by using Build a Case. How it works:
If you haven't found a full case (12 bottles) to buy today, start your Build a Case now by purchasing a few bottles online, by phone or email. If you order online, select the Build a Case option. If by phone or email, just ask us to add the bottles to a Build a Case for you. You'll receive order confirmation and we'll cellar the wines for you at no charge.
Add to your case whenever you see wines you can't resist. Each time you add to your Build a Case, you'll be charged the discounted price.
When you complete your case, we'll apply a shipping rate and contact you to schedule your case for shipment.
Because of finite space in our warehouse, we kindly ask that you complete your Build a Case within six months. Please email or call us with any questions.