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Winter's Hill Pinot noir Cuvee du Vigneron

Sweet, rich cherry & raspberry fruit with hints of vanilla and toast in nose and flavors. The scent is just remarkable- about as luscious as a nose gets.

Flavors are striking for their perfect balance- juicy black cherry, red cherry, bing cherry, Rainier cherry, pie cherry - every kind of cherry - combines with lots of complementary vanilla notes and hints of violet and rose petal in the flavors and finish.

Delphine Gladhart is an artist- she really did a great job with this wine!

2-14-07 - "Price of Pinot's" Pinotfile Newsletter on Oregon Pinot noir named this wine their "Top Beaver" in a tasting of 20+ wines. Rusty said: "This wine has an extraordinary nose of cherries, cola, spice and chocolate leading to a complex depth of flavors of rich red cherries, Coke, and baking spice. There is an underlying earthiness that adds to the appeal. What really wows is the caressing texture of silk and satin. The lovely spiced cherry backend lasts an eternity. This sensual pleasure is everything you could hope for in a Oregon Pinot Noir."

Winery tasting notes for 2004 Reserve:

This wine has an intense bouquet of spices and red berries that leads to a fully structured wine with elegant aromas of vanilla, white pepper and blackberries. This wine is the most powerful wine of the vintage, straight, clean, and well balanced, it will last a long time in your mouth as well as your cellar. Great to enjoy with all kind of steaks and complex dishes such as stew, marinated meat, lamb, and duck.

Winter's Hill has 21 acres of Pinot Noir planted at 1089 vines to the acre. The 12 acres planted with own rooted vines in 1990 are trained to a Scott Henry divided canopy. Nine acres were planted between 1997 and 2000 on phylloxera resistant rootstocks, 44-53,5C, 3309 and riparia, which are less vigorous and so are trained to a double cane trellising system. The vineyard is all on Jory soil, the most sought after soil type for the growing of premium grapes. Jory is a silty clay loam desirable for balancing good water retention properties and excellent drainage. Pommard Dijon 114 and 115, and Wadensvil are the clones which are planted. The combination of clones serves to enrich the flavor profile of the wine.

Retail $44.95


in any 12 bottle order