Library Wines

These Library Wines are not currently available for sale, but may be released in the future. Please inquire at the Tasting Room or send us an email to inquire about their future availability.

 2014 La Linea Pinot Noir

 

It is Giorgio Furioso’s objective, and hence that of the Furioso Vineyards Team, to make the best Oregon Pinot Noir.

La Linea Furioso – The Furioso Line – is our premier, barrel-select label, and is among the best Oregon Pinot Noir available. Its elegant, refined, and aromatically complex nature creates a distinct and unique experience.

La Linea 2014 was produced using free run extraction and “lightly directed” while aging 10 months in French oak. We used 65% old barrels, adding 35% new to give the wine extra body. Our Head of Wine Jared Etzel repeatedly tested the wine, eventually selecting 6 barrels most representative of the cellar to carry our flagship label. The wine was bottled in September 2015.

While this is a wine you can enjoy now, the complexity of its character will continue to evolve in your cellar.

Willamette Valley, Oregon

Total production:  6 barrels (150 cases)

 

“Spice comes up in the nose and on the palate, punching up the fruit and bringing with it a nutty barrel-inflected base. Black cherry and blue plum cover the core fruit flavors, with a lovely sweet concentration dead center in the midpalate. This young wine is finely crafted and clearly built to age. Drink 2018 through 2028.” 93pts | Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Tasting Notes

Dominique Mahé, Winemaker:

The 2014 La Linea Furioso offers a subtle and delicate floral nose of violet and a hint of cranberry. In the mouth, the wine develops into licorice and spice, and every sip offers more complex layers of enticing flavors. Despite its youth, the wine has well-integrated tannins and shines by its purity and finesse.

Production Notes
Varietal Pinot noir
Appellation Willamette Valley
Harvest Date 9/17/14
Barrel Aging 10 months in French oak barrels, 30% new.
Bottling Date 9/11/15
Alcohol 14.2

2014 L’Altra Pinot Noir

 

This is not merely good Pinot Noir, it is exceptional and distinctive in its own right. It is bolder than La Linea, and more masculine in style.

L’Altra Linea 2014 was produced using lightly pressed extraction. It was aged 10 months in French oak (65% old, 35% new) and bottled in September 2015.

Willamette Valley, Oregon

“This is the first release from this new winery, and was crafted by Jared Etzel using Bonnie Jean and Schindler vineyard fruit. It’s a lovely mix of blueberry, raspberry and cherry flavors, lively and bright, with polished acidity and 30% new oak just peeking through. Drink it young with a nice chunk of wild salmon, or age it a few years and bring on the lamb chops. Either way, you’re in for a treat.” 91pts | Wine Enthusiast

 

Tasting Notes

Dominique Mahé, our Winemaker:

With a darker fruit profile on the nose, L’altra showcases the masculine side of our Estate with its rich and powerful tannins. Dark cherry and juicy blackberry flavors coat the palate as the wine structure builds up in the mouth, leading to a long and gratifying finish

Production Notes
Varietal Pinot noir
Appellation Willamette Valley
Harvest Date 9/11/15
Barrel Aging 10 months in French oak barrels, 30% new.
Bottling Date 9/11/15
Alcohol 14.2

 2015 La Linea 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

92 pts | Wine Advocate“The 2015 Pinot Noir La Linea Furioso is pale to medium ruby-purple with savory/meaty notes of charcuterie and olives over boysenberry jam and dried autumn leaves. Light to medium-bodied, it features sweet red and blue fruits in the mouth with spicy accents of nutmeg and cardamom, fine-grained tannins and very juicy, mouthwatering acidity, finishing long and very spicy. Drink 2018 through 2026.”
91pts | Wine Enthusiast“This wine’s brambly raspberry fruit has a distinctive, sharp edge. It’s tightly framed with peppery tannins. Extended aeration reveals some barrel toast and warms up the finish. It was sourced from select barrels and should age nicely for up to a decade.”
Silver Medal | 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Production: 300 cases 

Tasting Notes

Dominique Mahé, our Winemaker:

Our 2015 La Linea Furioso has an inviting translucent ruby color. Complex aromatically, the wine offers a vibrant bouquet of blood orange, nutmeg, cranberry with some underlying notes of cinnamon and rose petal. Once in the mouth, all those are complemented by flavors of strawberry and licorice. Although still young, the wine has delicate tannins and the general structure shows a high level of refinement. This estate-grown wine, which delivers extreme finesse both on the nose and in the mouth, will continue to improve for the next 8 to 10 years.

Production Notes
Varietal Pinot noir
Appellation Dundee Hills
Harvest Date 9/4/15
Barrel Aging 10 months in French oak barrels, 45% new.
Bottling Date 9/14/16
Alcohol 14.2

 

 2015 L’Altra Furioso Pinot Noir

 

The 2015 L’Altra Linea Furioso Pinot Noir is by design a bolder, more “masculine” expression of our Dundee Estate. The nose presents a remarkable combination of black and blue fruit overlaid with spice notes of white pepper and vanilla. A firmer style than La Linea, it offers more weight and sweet, juicy tannins on the palate. The long finish brings additional layers of cedar, sandalwood, and toast. This altra or “other” Estate wine has great aging potential and will benefit from being decanted if served in the next 2 years.

Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

90pts | Wine Enthusiast
Gold Medal | 2018 SavorNW Wine Awards

Production: 700 cases 

Tasting Notes

Dominique Mahé, our Winemaker:

Bright red in color, the 2015 L’Altra Linea Furioso is a bit darker than La Linea. The nose is a remarkable combination of black and blue fruit scents over spicy notes, mostly white pepper and vanilla. A firmer style of wine that La Linea, L’Altra Linea offers more weight and sweet juicy tannins in the mouth. The long finish brings an extra layer of cedar, sandalwood and toasted notes. This altra estate wine has great aging potential and will benefit from being decanted is served in the next two years.

Production Notes
Varietal Pinot noir
Appellation Dundee Hills
Harvest Date 9/4/15
Barrel Aging 10 months in French oak barrels, 45% new.
Bottling Date 9/14/16
Alcohol 14.2

 

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.

Willamette Valley, Oregon

Total production:  5 barrels (125 cases)

Silver Medal  | 2018 SavorNW Wine Awards
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 Kalita Vineyard Pinot Noir

 

We were very excited in 2016 to be able to put our hands on 4 tons of Pinot noir fruit (all Pommard clone) from the Kalita Vineyard in the Willamette Valley’s Yamhill-Carlton AVA. The vines were 16 years old at harvest and their roots were deep enough to express the specific terroir of that site and its classic marine sedimentary Willakenzie soil. As a bordering vineyard to the Kalita Vineyard, our Trovato estate vineyard shares lots of similarities with Kalita – soil, elevation, macro-climate, etc. and this was an amazing opportunity for us to get a sense of what our own vineyard would be able to give us when it would start bearing its own fruit. We definitely were not disappointed.

Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Total production:  514 cases

 

93pts | Wine Advocate
Tasting Notes

Dominique Mahé, our Winemaker:

The Pommard clone and 20% whole cluster fermentation of these grapes grown in marine sedimentary soil give the wine an intense floral aromatic component, while the gentle cap management during fermentation creates an airy, seductive wine with an elegant structure. 

Production Notes
Varietal Pinot noir
Appellation Yamhill-Carlton
Harvest Date 9/15/16
Barrel Aging 10 months in French oak barrels, 23% new.
Bottling Date 8/31/17
Alcohol 14.2

 

 2016 La Linea Furioso Chardonnay

 

As Furioso Vineyards’ Chardonnay grapes are not yet ready for production, this is a small, hand-crafted production made with fruit sourced from the Namaste Vineyard, northwest of Salem. The wine was fermented and aged 10 months in neutral oak before being bottled in August 2017.

Willamette Valley, Oregon

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 Terry Family  Vineyard 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.

Willamette Valley, Oregon

Total production:  5 barrels (125 cases)

Wine Press Northwest: Outstanding!

Silver Medal | 2018 SavorNW Wine Awards
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 9/9/16
Barrel Aging 10 months in neutral French oak barrels.
Bottling Date 6/21/17
Alcohol 13.2

 2017 Chardonnay

 

2017 is the last vintage we used non-estate fruit for our Chardonnay. That year, we sourced the grapes from the Robinson Vineyard, one of the most northern sites in the Willamette Valley AVA. The vines are over 20 years old and the clone is Dijon 95, a well-proven clone in the production of classic Oregon Chardonnays. This small lot has been fermented and aged in neutral French oak barrels. True to our nature, the wine is unfiltered (just very meticulously racked) and bottled using the lowest level of sulfur possible.

Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

 

 

Tasting Notes

Dominique Mahé, our Winemaker:

On the nose, the 2017 Chardonnay shows notes of lemon, pear, wet stone and a hint of tangerine skin. In the mouth, the wine is graceful and elegant, with a very polished structure that finally opens to a vibrant finish with a zesty citrusy accent. This wine will pair well with a simple onion tart or seared scallops with a coconut lemongrass sauce.

Production Notes
Varietal Chardonnay
Appellation Willamette Valley
Harvest Date 9/9/16
Barrel Aging 10 months in neutral French oak barrels.
Bottling Date 6/21/17
Alcohol 13.2