ANGELA VINEYARD

The first 21 acres of the Angela Vineyard were planted in 2006 with Pinot Noir clones 777, Wadenswil and 115. An additional 13 acres were planted in 2007, totaling 34 acres. Careful soil preparation, specifically designed to nourish the micro­organisms located at the layer 30 to 36 inches below ground (where topsoil meets mother rock) – creates the critical component which gives expression to Pinot Noir.  Labor-intensive shoot positioning (hand-straightening and pinning of individual shoot) along with exact canopy management ensure that every leaf of the vine is photo-synthetically active.  Because of the uniqueness of the Savannah Ridge, the entire vineyard is usually harvested in one day.

The Wadenswil clone dominantly planted on this vineyard produces Pinot Noir with incredible aromatics that exhibit rose petal, tea leaf and lavender top notes.  The Dijon 777 and 115 round out the base and middle notes with bright red fruits, soft, plush tannins and balanced with baking spice and pepper.

Angela Vineyard Overview

VINTAGES

 2014

An early vintage, with ideal conditions and big yields for all of the Willamette Valley.

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  • International Wine Report | 90 Points
  • Wine Spectator | 89 Points
  • 2017 International Wine Competition | Silver Medal
  • 2017 Global Pinot Noir Masters | Silver Medal
  • 2016 Jefferson Cup | Bronze Medal

 2013 

An early vintage for us, resulting in stunning Pinot with savory earthy notes and bright red currant fruit. Wet conditions for the rest of the Willamette Valley.

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  • 2016 Oregon Wine Competition | Double Gold Medal
  • 2016 International Wine Competition | Gold Medal
  • 2016 Corks & Forks | Gold Medal
  • 2017 Global Pinot Noir Masters | Silver Medal
  • 2017 Savor NW Wine Competition | Silver Medal
  • Wine Enthusiast | 92 Points
  • Wine Spectator | 90 Points
  • Vinous | 88 Points

2012

A perfect vintage in the Willamette Valley.  Long hang time and ideal weather.

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  • Wine Enthusiast | 88 Points
  • Vinous | 91 Points
  • 2016 Global Pinot Noir Masters | Bronze Medal

2011

The coolest vintage on record since 1924!  Wonderful aging potential, bright acid and red fruit.

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  • Wine Spectator | 90 Points
  • San Francisco Wine Competition | Silver Medal
  • Great Northwest Wine Summit | Silver Medal
  • Finger Lakes International Wine Competition | Silver Medal

2010

Early frost contributed to low yields, but what a gorgeous vintage.  Intense floral aromas, bountiful berry and lovely structure.

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  • Wine Enthusiast | 90 Points
  • Vinous | 91 Points

2009

Warm vintage with bright red fruit, spicy middle and abundant berry composition.

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  • Wine Enthusiast | 90 Points

2008

Ideal growing conditions that resulted in dark, supple fruit with complex minerality and a full body.

  • Wine Enthusiast | 88 Points

2007

A cool and wet vintage that needed more time in the bottle to shine.  Now, an absolute stunner!

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