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The 2010 is as special a bottling as we have done from this site. Combining the raw power of the 2008 with the much more feminine characteristics of the 2009 to get a wine of both power and nuance. Deeply succulent and very rich with dense plum, blackberry and cola notes in the mid-palate yet sweetly fruited on the back-end with long tannins that give the wine enormous persistence. This is a very artful wine that is something quite special. 375 cases bottled. - the winery

2008 Vintage Tasting Notes

Our favorite of the 2008 PGC wines, it's also Jim Anderson's favorite. (Patty's business partner and co-winemaker.)

A heady perfume of violets and berry precedes concentrated and balanced fresh raspberry and blackberry flavors. The sweet fruit is accented by a wild, brambly note - like walking by a wild blackberry thicket on a warm day - just a hint of blackberry leaves and underbrush. Cedar and smoke accents weave through the full bodied, richly textured wine. The flavors linger - fresh berry, earth, and mineral notes, finishing with silky tannins and a vibrant acidity. - Jean

Jim describes the wine: "This is not only the best bottling of Four Winds we have ever done (by a long shot) it is one of the best wines of the vintage. It is simply incredible in every way.

From the electric black/purple pigmentation to the wild berry/smoke/earth/licorice aromatics to the sheer intensity and concentration of flavors to the massive texture supported by firm tannins this wine is a rock star.

There is a lot to love about this wine because there is a lot of stuffing packed into this wine. This is a dynamo. We waited patiently for these vines to show the benefit of some vine age and we think we are beginning to see the fruition of that patience. Didnít hurt that this came in at slightly over 1 ton to the acre either. Stock up if you have been a fan in the past or jump on the bandwagon if you havenít been a disciple in the past. 320 cases bottled."

2007 Vintage Tasting Notes

This vineyard site had been in our hands since 1997. In 2007 we decided that the combination of the political pressures on being a farming employer and the financial skittishness of farming economics was incentive enough to turn the management of this site over to Andy Humphrey of Ana Vineyards.

Of all the sites we have worked with over the past 10 years none has gone under as big an evolution as Four Winds. Located well west of McMinnville in the Coast Range foothills this is one of the most westerly situated vineyards in all of Yamhill County.

This is no doubt why the nature of the vineyard has undergone such a dramatic change over time. While it is in the bounds of this new appellation the preponderance of vineyards in the appellation cluster around Highway 18, east and south of this site. This makes it unique and provides little in the way of comparison since when it was initially planted it was the sole vineyard out this direction.

This has always been one of our most popular winesÖeast of the Mississippi River. For whatever reason the East Coasters have always appreciated the sauvage nature of this bottling. This particular wine has stood out in the cellar for its unique combination of gaminess, forest floor, licorice and black fruits and for some reason that certain expression of Pinot has appealed to people living in the EST time zone.

While vine age seems to be adding more pure fruit to the overall equation there remains that distinct Four Windsiness to this wine that captivates certain palates. The 2007 does have a lot of pure fruit to it but it done against the drapery of this funkiness that some of you will absolutely love and some of you will be put off by. It is just one of those wines. If your home zip code starts with anything lower than a 6 you are likely to be a candidate to love this wine. 380 cases bottled. - the winery

2005 Vintage Tasting Notes

A vineyard with a terroir that always produces a unique Pinot noir. For 2005, it's dense and dark, mingling boysenberry and blackberry fruit flavors with hints of a brambliness and hints of licorice, game and barnyard.

This vineyard proved in 2004 why this is not an easy business to be in. We farm this site as we have since 1997. In 2004 the Pinot Noir crop was wiped out relatively early on in the spring. For months we knew that we were not going to get fruit from the site but we were still going to have to farm as if we did so that the vines would be clean and healthy for the next vintage. Running up 5 figure costs for something for which there will be no return is neither great for business nor very much fun. However, we were rewarded with a nice, clean and beautiful crop in 2005.

This is a site in the Coast Range foothills west of McMinnville. It is quite isolated and can be tricky and persnickety farming. It was easy to curse it in 2004 but we have such nice wine from it in 2005 that it is easy to forgive.

This has always been the singularly most individual wine in the cellar. This vineyard site has as distinct a flavor profile as any New World Pinot Noir we have tasted. There is always some tannin to it but less so than most wines from this appellation. As the vineyard has aged, it is 12 years old now, the whole package has become more refined and less rustic leading up to this wine which has a distinctly more suave element to it than any previous bottling of Four Winds. If you have liked this wine in the past you will think it is dynamite now. - the winery

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