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 2016 La Linea Furioso Chardonnay

 

Pale straw in color, the 2016 La Linea Chardonnay shows aromas of acacia, white peach and hints of tangerine. In the mouth, it reveals a pleasant minerality through the finish. This refreshing Chardonnay is perfect for an alfresco summer dinner on the patio. Enjoy cool to slightly cold.

Willamette Valley, Oregon

92pts | James Suckling
“This offers lemon aromas that build to melon and spicy baked-apple and pastry nuances. The palate follows suit and has attractively fleshy and rich white peaches. Modern style. Drink now.” ~ JamesSuckling.com

Total production:  5 barrels (125 cases)

 

Tasting Notes

Dominique Mahé, our Winemaker:

Pale straw in color, our 2016 La Linea Chardonnay shows aromas of acacia, white peach and some hints of tangerine. In the mouth, it reveals a pleasant minerality which carries through the tasting. The wine is crisp with a velvety texture that will get your taste buds asking for more. This refreshing Chardonnay is perfect for an alfresco summer dinner on the patio. Enjoy cool to slightly cold.

Production Notes
Varietal Chardonnay
Appellation Willamette Valley
Harvest Date 9/11/15
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

91pts | Wine Enthusiast
“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.” ~ Paul Gregutt

 

Production: 173 cases Price: $75 Buy this wine

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

92pts | Wine Spectator
90pts | Wine Enthusiast

 

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

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 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

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

 2018 Tocai Friulano

 

Finally! Our very first release of our Friulano! The fruit is from our own vineyard in Yamhill (Trovato Vineyard) where less than an acre is planted with this unique Italian white varietal. It originated in the SW of France where it is known as Sauvignonasse or Sauvignon Vert before finding a perfect home in the northeast of Italy. There, its full name became Tocai Friulano, which explains why it is often confused with the sweet Tokay (or Tokaji) from Hungry; so, spoiler alert, our 2018 Friulano is bone dry!

The fruit was picked at a low 21 Brix and moderate acidity. The juice from the pressed whole-cluster was fermented and aged for a short time in neutral French oak.

The wine displays spicy aromatics with notes of lychee, guava and a hint of clove. Round and mellow in the mouth, the wine delivers exotic fruit in a seamless structure.

We recommend pairing our 2018 Tocai Friulano with a pan-fried halibut in a lemon butter sauce and capers, or a simple cranberry and cilantro quinoa salad.

Yamhill, Willamette Valley, Oregon

This wine is available in the tasting room.