This Pinot noir is our mission statement. It is what we we do and have always done -- introduce thrilling and delicious new Northwest wines to the world.
It is a thoroughly outstanding new Pinot noir, sourced from Mimi Casteel's Hope Well Vineyard. You simply won't find a more thoughtfully, sustainably farmed vineyard in the country, which is one of the many reasons this Pinot is exceptional in both quality and value.
Invigoratingly attractive aromas, fragrant and delectably spicy, usher in wild strawberry and huckleberry with subtle threads of white pepper and sage. This is pure Pinot, the essence of the grape we love.
A breath of fresh Pinot air at 12.5% alcohol, there's excellent flavor density and persistence without any excess "fat." - Marcus
Hope Well Vineyard isn't measured by a simple "organic" label; as Mimi describes, it is a place for honoring the connections between life forms. It is a rich, textural landscape where the fruits of the earth are valued for what they are: true gifts.
Seekseekqua is a new wine label from young winemaker Dan Kraft, who first caught the fermentation bug while homebrewing in college. After finishing his chemistry degree in 2011, he headed to California to work harvest at Navarro Vineyards in Anderson Valley, where the process of vinification -- particularly that of Pinot noir -- proved captivating. And where better to pursue a budding love affair with Pinot noir vinification than the Willamette Valley! Dan moved to our old stomping grounds of Corvallis to complete a Master's in enology at Oregon State. Right after graduation, Dan relocated to Woodinville, Washington to work at Kevin White Winery, where he is currently cellarmaster. Based on this early showing, Dan has a bright future in the world of Pinot noir, and wine in general.
Seekseekqua is one the Native names for Mt. Jefferson, Oregon's second highest peak, which watches over the Willamette Valley.