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2014 Pinot Noir, Xander Taryn Vineyard

pinot-noir-2012AVA: Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley, OR

Tasting Notes:
Dark ruby color containing a fragrant nose of candied red berries, sandalwood and baking spices. The palate is supple with generous red fruits including cranberry, raspberry and sweet cherry complimented by notes of earthy loam and black tea. The wine transitions to a long and elegant finish with hints of cinnamon, briar and a lively backbone of acidity. The wine is young and charming and has the structure to evolve and age well for years to come.

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 13.9%
pH: 3.61
TA: 0.65
Aging: 18 months in French Oak (30% new)

RETAIL PRICE: $40

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2013 Syrah, Elephant Mountain Vineyard

AVA: Rattlesnake Hills, Washington State

Tasting Notes:
Plush purple fruits with notes of marionberry, plums, blueberries, charcoal and garrigue like aromas on the nose. Flavors are dense with currant, blackberry, and leathery spices with a sprig of rosemary finishing with a lift of acidity.

Varietal: 100% Syrah
Alcohol: 14.2%
pH: 3.57
TA: 0.65
Aging: 21 Months French Oak (30% new)

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2014 Viognier, Elephant Mountain Vineyard

viognier-2013AVA: Rattlesnake Hills, Washington State

Tasting Notes:
Aromas of honeysuckle, apricots and Anjou pear on the nose. The palate showcases layers of fresh melon, peaches and notes of citrus and ending with bright acidity and lingering finish. A perfect summer wine but with the complexity and ageability to be enjoyed anytime.

Varietal: 100% Viognier
Alcohol: 14.1%
pH: 3.30
TA: 0.70
Aging: Stainless Steel

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Elephant Mountain Vineyard

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AVA: Rattlesnake Hills, Washington State

Elephant Mountain Vineyard is situated on a unique site located high on the southern slopes of the Rattlesnake Ridge at the base of Elephant Mountain, near the center of the Rattlesnake Hills appellation within the larger Yakima Valley appellation. The vineyard sits on a series of gentle, southern-facing slopes at elevations up to 1460 ft and the soils consist of a sandy silt loam which lays over a gravelly, calcareous sub surface. The site allows for extended hang time and ideal fruit maturation due to its elevation, slope and southern exposure.

Xander Taryn Vineyard

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AVA: Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley, Oregon

The Chehalem Mountains AVA and the Xander Taryn vineyard are capable of producing bold and fruit driven pinot noir wines but with the complexity and finesse expected from Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.  The Xander Taryn vineyard is a 7 acre planted vineyard site containing Laurelwood and Delena soil types located in this highly-respected viticultural area within Oregon’s north Willamette Valley.  The Pinot Noir block sits at an elevation of 602 ft and is planted on a moderate slope allowing for excellent natural air movement and drainage which combined with the relatively high elevation allows for optimal growing and ripening conditions for the grapes.

 

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