John Paul is both a brilliant winemaker and a killer humorist, publishing one of the funniest newsletters we've ever seen. His Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and dessert wines are made from some of the finest vineyard sites in Oregon, and range from a bargain basement priced Pinot noir to a wonderful "Clos Electrique" made from grapes from his tiny four acre vineyard to a recent Pinot Noir priced in the high range of the market.
The red wines are dark, unfiltered, big, ageworthy, with intense flavors typical of French Burgundies of the Cote d' Or. His "Clos Electrique Blanc" Chardonnay is a blend of six different clones, also grown in his estate vineyard.
John makes wines from grapes harvested from Brickhouse Vineyard, Croft Vineyard, and Abbey Ridge Vineyard. He also makes an Italian-style Pinot Bianco "di Collini Rossi" ("from the Red Hills," his location above Dundee), a late-harvest Riesling called "Eugenia." and "Cameroni". Cameroni is the whimsical name of a Pinot Blanc from Oregon's Cameron Winery.
Careful attention to detail, restriction of yields, and a strong dose of independent thinking make these wines a cult favorite.
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