Latest vintage available online via Port2Port.
- Alcohol: 13.80%
- Acid: 5.80 g/l
- pH: 3.49
- Residual Sugar: 1.2 g/l
- Barrel Maturation: 100%
- Barrel Ageing: 14 Months
- Wooding: 100% 228 liter French Oak Barrels
- Tight Grain: 100%
- 1st fill: 44%
- 3rd fill: 56%
- Blonde Toast: 75%
- Medium Toast: 25%
- French Coopers: 100% Francois Freres
- Yield: 2.23 tons/ac
- Production: 428 cases of 6 bottles
- Release date – April 2020
- Vegan Friendly
While it was a warmer than average vintage, temperatures stayed in the low to mid 90s with few heat spikes, making for a balanced year with less widespread heat stress than in prior years, especially 2017. Low rainfall during late September and into October allowed winemakers to manage harvest easily, picking grapes when they wanted to, instead of dodging rain or having
to harvest fruit early. When moderately warm days occur along with cool nights, vines rest in the evening and concentrate efforts on developing more fruit complexity and flavor. Ideal conditions like this occurred throughout Oregon in 2018. Late bud break was due to a slightly wetter and cooler April. Harvest was slow and steady in 2018 resulting in truly excellent fruit composition, with sugar levels, acidity and pH all close to average. The 2018 vintage in the Willamette Valley has made some exceptional wines.
93 Points Josh Raynolds, Vinous - February 2022
"Limpid ruby-red. Fresh red berries, blood orange, floral and baking spice qualities on the incisive nose. Juicy, focused and lithe on the palate, offering subtly sweet raspberry and cherry flavors and building spicecake and cola nuances. Closes long and nervy, with discreet tannins framing repeating floral and spice notes."