We're fortunate to have access to some of the best fruit in the Willamette Valley, both from our own estate vineyards and our phenomenal growing partners in other AVAs throughout the region. The Pinot Noirs in The Designates Collection are crafted from specific estate blocks or from partner vineyards. Each has a unique story and is crafted to reflect and accentuate terroir.
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.
Scents of ripe cherry, mushroom and cedar, with hints of tobacco and cocoa nibs coming through slightly. Savory herbs, notably sage, 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.
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.
The name of this rich Pinot Noir comes from a shortened version of "house of Marchesi" in Italian. Crafted from a blend of eight Pinot Noir clones, this is a limited and special offering.