La Famiglia Furioso
Fall 2022 Wines
Hello Famiglia! Below you will find tasting notes, technical information, food pairings, and aging recommendations for the wines in your latest allocation.
2020 Trovato Vineyard Chardonnay
Picked early from our Yamhill-Carlton estate in order to retain acidity, moderate alcohol, and restrained fruit, we present the 2020 iteration of our Trovato Chardonnay. Aromas of lemon meringue and green pear are supplemented by delicate floral notes of chamomile and lilac. The palate is endlessly fresh, offering juicy lime pulp and a lasting acid-driven finish.
Drink now through 2027 | Pair with a Shrimp Pasta with Preserved Lemon
12.5 % abv | 10 months in 95% neutral, 5% new French oak barrels | 642 cases produced
2020 Piano Piano Chardonnay
The Piano Piano Chardonnay: Trovato Chardonnay’s counterpart! Born of the same lot of wine, we separate out four barrels and allow the wine to remain in barrel almost twice as long. 18 months in barrel gives this wine more secondary notes in comparison to the more fruit-driven Trovato Chardonnay. Blanched almond, coconut, and dried grass accompany assorted citrus and green apple. The palate is full bodied with flavors of vanilla, lemon, and creme brulee, while retaining elegant texture and a balanced tangy finish.
Drink now through 2027 | Pair with a Coconut-Miso Salmon Curry
12.7 % abv | 18 months in neutral French oak barrels | 16 months on lees with batonnage | 104 cases produced
2019 Block 10 Pinot Noir
Sourced from a single three-acre block of Pommard clone Pinot Noir, the Block 10 is a pure example of why Pommard is the most widely plant clone in Oregon! Respected for good color, intense fruit, notable spice and a luxurious mouthfeel, this wine fills your glass with notes of black cherry, plum, and cinnamon stick. Lifted aromas of river rocks and cedarwood. The palate gives even more plum, plus tart cherry, sweet baking spice, and rose petal. This unique and undeniably pretty wine balances fine grained tannins with refreshing acidity, and a lengthy anise-tinged finish.
Drink now through 2031 | Pair with Five-Spice Duck Breast and Blackberries
13.3 % abv | 10 months in 60% neutral, 20% two-year, 20% one year old French oak barrels | 100% destemmed, native fermentation, 100% Free-Run juice, unfined | 151 cases produced
2020 Block 10 Pinot Noir
Our three-acre block of one of the first Pinot Noir clones planted in Oregon (Pommard) produces a wine of extreme finesse and delicacy. The hot 2020 vintage has given us a much more rustic expression of this clone in comparison to the cool 2019 vintage. Opening with dark cherries and pomegranate the nose also offers herbacious tones of savoury and tarragon, plus fresh wood chips and mesquite. Its palate presents more pomegranate, plus mouth coating tannins, and a savory and dry finish.
Drink now through 2024 | Pair with a classic Beef Bourguignon
13.5 % abv | 10 months in neutral French oak barrels | 100% destemmed, native fermentation, 100% Free-Run juice, unfined | 100 cases produced
2019 Wadenswil Pinot Noir
Our two acre block of one of the original Pinot Noir clones planted in the Willamette Valley produces a generous wine of remarkable complexity! This 2019 Wadenswil is the inaugural offering of this single-clone bottling. Filling your glass with mixed berries (blueberry, cranberry, black currant) and perfumed notes of citrus black tea. The fruit here is lush and juicy, balanced by intriguing aromas of red apple sin and graphite. In the mouth you’ll find more juicy, mixed-berry flavors, moderate acidity, silky tannins, and a lifted finish.
Drink now through 2031 | Pair with a Pasta with Turkish-style Lamb & Eggplant
13.2 % abv | 10 months in 50% neutral, 30% two-year, 20% one year old French oak barrels | 100% destemmed, native fermentation, 100% Free-Run juice, unfined | 151 cases produced
2020 Wadenswil Pinot Noir
The 2020 iteration of our Wadenswil Pinot Noir is heartier and more robust than its 2019 counterpart – as befits the warmer vintage. Blackberry and blueberry are accompanied by lifted herbal tones of eucalyptus and rosemary. As with many of the wines from our Yamhill-Carlton estate, the 2020 Wadenswil also exhibits pronounced minerality – like crushed granite. The mouthfeel here is lush and full, and the tannins are accordingly bold yet sweet.
Drink now through 2024 | Pair with a classic roast lamb chop with rosemary & garlic
13.9 % abv | 10 months in one year old French oak barrels | 100% destemmed, native fermentation, 100% Free-Run juice, unfined | 100 cases produced
2019 L’Altra Pinot Noir
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A true cherry color in glass, the 2019 iteration of our L’Altra is ripe with notes of juicy Italian plums, cranberry sauce, and hints of tangerine. Following its fruity beginnings then, is a more rustic backbone of woodsy cedar and fresh rosemary. While young, the palate shows off a wonderfully pure expression of fruit, though never cloying – its notes of luscious rainier cherries, blueberry, and soft cinnamon are livened by a powerful acidity and evolving yet vibrant finish. This wine would find a happy home next to a cedar plank salmon, or a lavish spread of Mediterranean dishes. Representative of its cooler vintage, the 2019 L’Altra demonstrates tremendous ageability.
Drink now through 2030.
12.5 | 10 months in 25% new French oak | 100% destemmed, native fermentation, unfined, unfiltered | 326 cases produced
2018 L’Altra Pinot Noir
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On the nose, this 60% Pommard, 40% Dijon clones Pinot displays fresh aromas of cranberry, crushed strawberries, and hints of violet. Bright and vibrant in the mouth, the finish brings an extra layer of dusty spice, while the fine, dry tannins will make your taste buds salivate. Graceful while stern, this wine is a classic example of a Dundee Hills Pinot Noir.
Drink now through 2029 | Pair with a Wild Mushroom Carbonara
12.9% abv | 10 months in 25% new French oak | 100% destemmed, native fermentation, unfined, unfiltered |
647 cases produced