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, Holly 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* 
($17.95 regular) 
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