Our Willamette Valley Pinot Noir blend is intended to reflect two things: the vintage as well as a broad expression of the different Pinot Noir vineyards we work with in the sub-AVAs of the northern Willamette Valley. As always, the distinct vineyards we work with all contribute interesting and diverse elements from their various clones, soils, aspects, vine ages, elevations and microclimates. While 2015 was the warmest vintage we have experience to date, it was seamless with an early start, steady heat without extreme highs or dramatic lows. As a result, flavors developed early in the season, allowing for an early harvest without sacrificing complexity or concentration and without excess sugar or loss of essential acidity. All this resulted in a wine that is generous, rich, complex, fruit-driven and layered, all while maintaining the balance, vibrancy and finesse that we prize in our Pinot Noir.