Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is our foundation. We take pride in sustainably crafting unique wines with distinctive characteristics, even from the same vineyard. Our Pinot Noirs are a great example to the diversity of our vineyards and winemaking. Each has a unique story and is crafted to reflect and accentuate terroir.
Crafted with fruit from a variety of growing sites, it is a reflection of the perfect terroir in the Willamette Valley. The warm, dry growing season led to ripe fruit and concentration that is perfectly balanced.
LIBRARY SELETION: The 2011 Reserve Pinot Noir was created through careful barrel selection, mostly from Block 9. A little young at time of release, we’re excited to re-release this wine that has shown great ageability.
The Reserve Pinot is a curated barrel selection from the best vineyard sites each year. The blocks are fermented and aged separately, and then assembled after maturation to create a wine worthy of the "reserve" distinction.
This wine is crafted from a single barrel of Pinot Noir from Block 1 that was harvested in 2012 and aged 36 months in neutral French oak. This extended barrel aging lends a layer of compelxity and interest and is a very special, limited edition bottling.
Fruit hailing from Block 1, which is named for the cataclysmic Missoula Floods. Aromas of marionberry, Bing cherry and black currant mingle with fresh earth, wet stone, sage and baking spice. Robust and savory.
Crafted from Block 1 fruit and named for the road that runs adjacent to this section of the vineyard, this is a very amenable Pinot Noir: an easy sipper, but is definitely still complex and layered.
Graham's Block 7 is our oldest block in the vineyard. A beautiful blend of Pommard and Wadenswil clones, wine from this block is intense and red-fruit focused. The 2015 vintage was warm, and the wine is balanced and expressive.
The Parsons' Ridge site is on a saddle of the vineyard where the Pinot Noir vines face two different directions, resulting in numerous expressions of the grapes. We ferment lots separately then finesse and blend for the final wine.
Scents of cherry, mushroom and cedar, with hints of tobacco and cocoa nibs coming through slightly. Savory herbs intermingle with a slightly darker version of Parsons’ customary Bing cherry.
Planted with 100% Pommard clone and one of the oldest plantings on the estate, the Parsons’ Ridge block always produces wines of complexity and character. This wine is nicely balanced with plenty of fruit and spice.
The name comes from a shortened version of "house of Marchesi" in Italian. Crafted from a blend of eight Pinot Noir clones from Rudy Marchesi and his wife's home farm, this is a limited and special offering.