Rich, Pure Pinot Noir – minimal oak, Lush Mouth Feel, for Fine Dining and Cellaring
- A hand grown, hand made wine, classic in nature, is designed for aging and a pure representation of the vineyard.
- All grapes are grown and made at White Salmon Vineyard. The wine is focused on the grapes, creating a wine of place, terrior, with minimal oak.
- Share in our discovery of another wonderful venue for classic Pinot Noir.
- This wine has good body and color. Extended aging in neutral oak barrels has rounded the tannins of a rather vigorous, vibrant wine.
- Wine should be resolved, in focus by 2016, decanting, opening early will enhance the complexity of the wine.
A new region for fine Pinot
Peter Brehm began his wine life making Pinot Noir from the Carneros region of Napa Valley in 1971. While enamored with this fruit and wine, he wished to have a more Burgundian style wine. He joined the quest of finding a suitable location for such a wine. The cool climate of the Cascade’s East slope combined with the dry flow of air over the mountains made the Columbia River Gorge his choice.
A new viticultural area without identification and very little wine tradition.
An old pear orchard on Underwood Mountain, WA was selected as the place to grow Pinot Noir. It had deep volcanic soil laced with rocks. Beginning in 1994 six and a half acres were tightly planted with French clones of Pinot Noir.
The grapes have prospered and the region has erupted with vineyards and wineries, and a new viticultural region was born: Columbia Gorge AVA.
This wine represents WSV latest efforts in achieving our goal of a rich, fine Pinot Noir wine. Vineyard and winemaker are evolving and learning. Expand your Pinot selection to the White Salmon Vineyard. We invite your support in this quest.
- Estate Grown Estate Bottled
- Cases Produced: 339
- Harvest: Oct. 28, 2009
- Bottled: Sept. 6, 2011
- Residual Sugar: 0.5%
- Alcohol: 14.4%