What an absolute gem of a Pinot. Brigadoon has delivered a rocking value and the best vintage of Lylee to date. One of those wines that's simply fun to drink. You -- and everyone you pour it for -- will love the bowlfuls of black and red cherries, the charming spice and rosemary accents, the finish that reminds us of cherry cobbler. So delicious!
The Lylee name comes from a combination of Chris Lyle Shown and Sheree Lee Shown’s names. The Lylee Pinot noir is their ready to drink wine that they describe as “complementing our daily lives.”
Brigadoon's Matt Shown is a winemaker who knows his vineyard well; his boyhood home is right in the middle of it. Brigadoon is a true family operation and they are estate grown, sustainably farmed, and modestly priced.
Brigadoon makes great juice from its own six acre vineyard in the south end of the Willamette Valley, our old stomping grounds The combination of the southern valley’s hotter days and the vineyard elevation’s colder nights both ripen the fruit and stress the vines, resulting in complexity and balance.
Matt's dad, Chris, manages the vineyard while his mom, Sheree, utilizes her keen palate for wine and food to assist in winemaking.
Like Matt, Chris grew up in vineyards. His first job in 1970 was working for his father planting their Rutherford vineyard in Napa Valley. When he moved to Oregon, he brought his deep knowledge of grape growing to the South Willamette.