First night at Sea Breeze outside...we have heat lamp which just went out!!
Hope we get past this shit soon and we can get on with life as before — 25 days ago
Nice Pinot. Fuller bodies than Erath. Total wine. — 7 months ago
Was hidden away in my Capital Grille Cellar ... very good minerally and herbal in front with a splash of currant and black and crab berry .. finishes with a refreshing blueberry strawberry... quiet nice! — 10 months ago
Don’t let this twist bottle fool you. This is one BOMB ASS Pinot. And this is coming from a none pinot drinker — 25 days ago
Our engagement wine! 💖 — 6 months ago
A little soy saucey and eucalyptus on the nose. The palate was quite nice though. — 9 months ago
Its the Breaker Vineyard, JS 95
Love the description from the winery so I had to try one ☝️
I think I might get a couple more to age for a few years.
Winemaker's Notes: " The Breaker Vineyard is where we live. Planted in 1972 on its own roots, it occupies a windswept rocky hill on the northern tip of the Eola-Amity Hills. The original cuttings came from Dick Erath and were farmed by Rich Zielinski for four decades. To the north the soils are predominantly Nekia, moderately deep silty clay soils on top of basalt bedrock. The southern portion is predominantly Gelderman soil series which has much thinner topsoils with rocks and cobbles strewn throughout the rows. This endangered beast will be one of only two vintages (2018 & 2019) to come off this old vineyard before we begin replanting. This vintage is very limited and entirely unique. Built to go the distance, we know our children will be enjoying these wines for many years to come. It's just that special. Winemaking Yielding just over one ton per acre, this old vineyard was harvested on the 28th of September. One portion was destemmed into a small, open- top fermenter. The second portion was placed 100% whole bunch in a 500-liter amphora and left untouched for 19 days. The last portion was left 100% whole bunch and foot crushed only. All fermented with native yeast. This wine is a dramatic landscape of rich blue fruits, tense acidity buoyed by sweet tannins, and mouth filling richness. Bottled unfined and unfiltered." — a year ago
Really good for the price point - deeper rose flavors. — 5 months ago
We bought this 2012 in the tasting room in Willamette Valley on our honeymoon in August 2013. Glad we waited a few years on this one! Very bright honey suckle and maybe papaya (tasting notes) on the nose. Vanilla and buttery oak on the tongue, but nicely balanced by lemony acidity. Great wine! — 8 months ago