FURIOSO WINES

2015 La Linea Furioso Chardonnay

As Furioso Vineyards’ Chardonnay grapes were not yet ready for production, we sourced fruit from the Terry Family Vineyard and the Lazy River Vineyard.

The Terry Family Vineyard is approximately 4 miles northwest of Carlton, Oregon at an elevation of roughly 400 feet. The Lazy River Vineyard is northwest of Yamhill, Oregon on the slope of Mt. Richmond at an elevation of 370 feet.

The wine was aged in neutral French oak barrels for 20 months to enhance the broadness on the palate. Produced with Burgundy in mind, this wine reflects the lower alcohol, higher acidity style appreciated by both foodies and Francophiles, alike.

Willamette Valley, Oregon

Silver Medal  | 2018 SavorNW Wine Awards

“The first Chardonnay from Furioso, this is balanced and puckery, with zippy citrus, apple and pineapple flavors. Its ample acidity is sure to please fans of juicy whites; it’s balanced by a light hint of toast on the finish.” 89pts  | Wine Enthusiast

 

Total production:  5 barrels (125 cases)          SOLD OUT

 

Tasting Notes

Dominique Mahé, our Winemaker:

This intense, multi-layered wine delivers aromas of honey suckle, jasmine, toasted almonds, and some hints of lemon zest. In the mouth, those are complemented by notes of white peach and a touch of flintiness on the finish. A careful aging for 20 months in French neutral barrels gives this Chardonnay an exceptional balance between fat and acidity. The wine is unctuous, yet lively. The complex, matured flavors, broad palate, silky structure and length of this wine are a reminder of a Meursault in a ripe vintage.

This wine can be cellared for up to 8 years and paired with rich white fish or seafood (think lobster!) or veal in a creamy white sauce.

Production Notes
Varietal Chardonnay
Appellation Willamette Valley
Harvest Date 9/17/14
Barrel Aging 10 months in neutral French oak barrels.
Bottling Date 8/31/17
Alcohol 13.5

2016 La Linea Furioso Pinot Noir

 

Every attention to detail has been given crafting our flagship wine, La Linea Furioso Pinot Noir. Using the best grapes from the best blocks in our estate vineyard, we carefully guided the fermentation process to extract the most delicate tannins and preserve the complex aromatics of the fruit. The wine was then aged for ten months in some of the most prestigious french barrels available before being bottled in September 2016.

Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

“A very plush and polished, red-cherry style with plenty of dark chocolate and an array of rich red fruit that carries well into the bright, fleshy and attractive finish. Drink now.” 93pts | JamesSuckling.com

“This young, fresh and delicious wine was neither fined nor filtered and was fermented with native yeasts. Barrel aging (30% new) has resulted in a toastiness that frames its spicy raspberry jam flavors. The texture, balance and finish are spot-on.” 91pts | Wine Enthusiast

 

Production: 173 cases Price: $75.
This wine is almost sold out and available only in the Dundee Tasting Room

Tasting Notes

Our 2016 La Linea offers vibrant aromas of violet and blueberry with a hint a black pepper. In the mouth, this newly released wine shows great concentration and a broad palate, with firm tannins which will soften with aging. This rich and complex Pinot is meant to be enjoyed with food and would be the perfect pairing for duck confit or balsamic glazed salmon fillets.

Production Notes
Varietal Pinot noir
Appellation Dundee Hills
Harvest Date

8/30, 9/9, 9/12/16

Barrel Aging 10 months in French oak barrels, 25% new
Bottling Date 8/31/17
Alcohol 13.1

2016 L’Altra Linea Furioso Pinot Noir

 

An overall warmer Oregon vintage led to an early harvest of our Dundee estate Furioso Vineyard which started on August 31st. Unfavorable weather conditions at fruit set drastically lowered our crop for that year with an average yield of 1.6 tons per acre (vice our usual 3 tons). Clusters were half their usual size and berries were small, leading to an amazing concentration and depth in the finished wine. This was perfect for creating a 2016 L’Altra as masculine as Pinot noir can be.

Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

“Dynamic and refined, with expressive raspberry blossom, river stone and savory spice accents that build toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2025. ” 92pts | Wine Spectator

“The oak is dialed-up in the feed of ripe red cherries and plums on the nose of this modern pinot. The palate has a plush, richly detailed and fresh, concentrated feel. This is delicious pinot. Drink now.’ 93pts | JamesSuckling.com

 

Production: 514 cases Price: $45  Buy this wine

Tasting Notes

Dominique Mahé, our Winemaker:

Medium purple in color, aromatically the 2016 L’Altra is bursting with blueberry and blackberry fruit with a touch of earthiness and a hint of menthol. In the mouth, it is very structured, with powerful tannins and a refreshing acidity on the finish to complete this persuasive Pinot. Fire up your barbecues people, as our 2016 L’Altra demands to be paired with lamb shanks or even a juicy roast beef. This wine will cellar for over 10 years and we recommend decanting it if opened in its youth.

Production Notes
Varietal Pinot noir
Appellation Dundee Hills
Harvest Date 8/30,9/9, 9/12/16
Barrel Aging 10 months in French oak barrels, 25% new
Bottling Date 8/31/17
Alcohol 13.1

2017 L’Altra Linea Furioso Pinot Noir

 

Our 2017 L’Altra is the true expression of our estate Furioso Vineyard here in Dundee. Picked at the optimum balance of sugar and acid, the grapes from these old Pinot noir vines were 100% destemmed and naturally fermented in small 2-ton stainless steel tanks. A judicious combination of pump-overs and punch-downs proved successful in gently extracting the delicate tannins and complex aromas from the grape skins. Free-run and press fractions were kept separate and the wine was then aged for 10 months in French oak barrels, 25% of which were new. It was during that time in our cellar that the wine spontaneously underwent its secondary fermentation, contributing to the wine delicate texture. After nearly 8 months in the bottle, the 2017 L’Altra Pinot Noir is now ready to drink.

Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

“This has a very impressive and concentrated feel with such poise and purity, whilst delivering concentrated dark cherries in abundance. There’s a lot of wine here, all delivered with such impressive balance and style. Drink or hold.” 94 pts | James Suckling

 

Production: 514 cases Price: $45  Buy this wine

Tasting Notes

Dominique Mahé, our Winemaker:

After over 8 months in the bottle, this little gem is ready for her grand entrance. On the nose the wine has notes of blackberry, black cherry and cinnamon. In the mouth, velvety tannins are complimented by the natural acidity from the grapes which carries the wine to a gratifying finish.

Production Notes
Varietal Pinot noir
Appellation Dundee Hills
Harvest Date

9/16, 9/23, 9/26, 9/29/17

Barrel Aging 10 months in neutral French oak barrels, 25% new
Bottling Date 9/5/18
Alcohol 13.1

2017 La Linea Furioso Pinot Noir

 

Every attention to detail has been given crafting our flagship wine, La Linea Furioso Pinot Noir. Using the best grapes from the best blocks in our estate vineyard, we carefully guided the fermentation process to extract the most delicate tannins and preserve the complex aromatics of the fruit. The wine was then aged for ten months in some of the most prestigious french barrels available before being bottled..

Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

“This has a savory twist to the nose with earthy elements, woody notes, roses and stony minerally nuances, across bright red cherries. The palate has a neatly defined feel with very centrally focused fruit, in elegant style. Drink or hold.” 93pts | JamesSuckling.com

 

Production: 173 cases Price: $75 Buy this wine

Tasting Notes

A little shy with its look, the 2017 La Linea Pinot Noir will surprise with its perfumed, complex nose of fresh raspberry, violet, and sweet spice. In the mouth, the wine is gracefully expressive with cherry and blueberry flavors, with elusive notes of blood orange and a delicate structure that delivers extremely polished tannins.

Production Notes
Varietal Pinot noir
Appellation Dundee Hills
Harvest Date

9/16, 9/23, 9/26, 9/29/17

Barrel Aging 10 months in French oak barrels, 25% new
Bottling Date 8/31/17
Alcohol 13.1

 2017 Vincenzo

 

This is the very first release of a new Pinot Noir from our Dundee Hills estate Furioso Vineyard. Please welcome Vincenzo, named after Giorgio’s father and grandfather. The 2017 Vincenzo delivers aromas of plum, violet, and cinnamon spice which carry over to the palate. There, it will open up to more complex flavors of Bing cherry, herbal tea, and cedar. The wine is nicely structured, with a moderate acidity and a seamless integration. This wine will definitely improve with age and can be cellared for a couple of years to reach its peak, or decanted before serving if opened earlier. This wine will find its perfect companion in the shape of roasted duck in a peppercorn reduction.

Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

“This has attractive purity and definition on both the nose and palate with red fruit that’s framed in light spices and rose-like perfume. The palate is neatly defined and delivers a fresh array of red cherries. Good poise here. Drink or hold.”  93 pts | James Suckling

Production: 100 cases Price: $94  Buy this wine

Tasting Notes

Dominique Mahé, our Winemaker:

This first release of a new Pinot noir line from our Dundee estate, the 2017 Vincenzo delivers aromas of plum, violet and cinnamon spice, which carry over to the palate. From there, it will open-up to more complex flavors of Bing cherry, herbal tea, and cedar. The wine is nicely structured, with a moderate acidity and a seamless integration. This wine will continue to improve with age, and we encourage cellaring for a couple more years in order to allow this Vincenzo to reach its full potential. We recommend decanting before serving if opened in its youth. This wine will find its perfect companion in the pairing of roasted duck in a peppercorn reduction.

Production Notes
Varietal Pinot noir
Appellation Dundee Hills
Harvest Date

9/16/17

Barrel Aging 10 months in neutral French oak barrels, 25% new
Bottling Date 9/5/18
Alcohol 13.1