2017 Dundee Hills Pinot noir
This wine is an homage to and celebration of our corner of the Dundee Hills AVA – a hat tip to the neighbors and friends who have made Winderlea possible, sold us fruit, and continue to support us and root for us.
This exceptionally friendly and approachable Pinot noir has aromatics of bergamot and cherries rushing from the glass. Savory and spice notes balance fruit and floral tones highlighted by cinnamon, dried blueberry and plum. As it evolves, juicy flavors of pie berries appear amid coffee overtones, supple tannins and long, structured finish.
Vineyards: 89% Winderlea Vineyard, 11% Murto Vineyard
Selections: Pommard, Dijon 777, 114 & 115, Heritage
Best Paired With: Hearty braised short ribs and root veggies after day tripping in the country in search for colorful leaves.
2016 Bounteous Pinot noir
The Bounteous is designed to reflect and capture the bounty of the Willamette Valley and our great joy in crafting wines from this world-class growing region. This expressive blend of Pinot noir is made of some of Winderlea’s most prized vineyard designate sites.
Sourced from select barrels of Pinot noir from the Meredith Mitchell, Murto and Shea Vineyards, this wine is structured, elegant, and approachable. Silky and voluptuous, the palate marries sweet and savory flavors of tobacco with notes of star anise, allspice, and cardamom. Black currant meets cranberry and peppercorn on a long and memorable finish.
Vineyards: 71% Meredith Mitchell, 24% Shea, 5% Murto
Selections: Dijon 115, Wädenswil, Own-rooted Pommard
Best Paired With: Truffle mac and cheese after carving the perfect jack-o-lantern with the kiddos.
2011 Winderlea Vineyard Pinot noir
Our estate vineyard, originally planted in 1974, is comprised of 16 planted acres of Pinot noir. Our flagship wine, the Winderlea Vineyard Pinot noir, exemplifies what this stunning site is all about.
Opening with a very floral bouquet of honeysuckle, strawberry and rose hips, the 2011 Winderlea continues to show savory characteristics of wood spice, mushroom and wet stone. On the palate the wine shows layers of fruit coupled with salted caramel and hints of black tea. A stunning example of an incredibly cellar worthy wine.
AVA: Dundee Hills
Selections: Pommard, Coury, Dijon 114, 115, 667 & 777
Best Paired With: Picnics and apple picking on the first crisp, cool, clear day.