Confero Pinot Noir
Vintage 2012 ~ Willamette Valley

Confero {to bring together} is, and will always be, the practice of bringing distinct vineyards and clones of Pinot Noir together from differing sub-regions within the Willamette valley. From this ideal, we are able to capture unique strengths of each parcel and adjoin them with qualities of other individual sites, thus enhancing the overall complexity and depth a given vintage can provide.

Amplus Pinot Noir
Vintage 2012 ~ Yamhill-Carlton

Amplus {Extensive, Imposing} Within the Willamette valley there are 6 sub-appellations which were created starting in 2004. Each of these "sub-apps" are distinguished from one-another by differing climatic conditions, soil types, and geographical/topographical influences. Attentive upbringing by the vigneron acknowledge these distinct characteristics and allow for their unique attributes to be reflected within those designated offerings.
Amplus showcases a generously structured, dark-hued fruit quality, that engulfs with a broad swath across the palate. Subtle nuances of rose petal, violet and maduro-leaf tobacco provide welcome dimension while playing hide-and-seek with the wines deep-toned mineral accents derived from the vineyard's ancient, sedimentary soils. While slightly more precocious than our other offerings this wine will reward ample joie de vivre occasion, well past its first decade.

Virtus ex Pinot Noir
Vintage 2012 ~ Eola-Amity Hills

Virtus ex {Strength/Virtue of...} Within the Willamette valley there are 6 sub-appellations which were created starting in 2005. Each of these "sub-apps" are distinguished from one-another by differing climatic conditions, soil types, and geographical/topographical influences. Attentive upbringing by the vigneron acknowledge these distinct characteristics and allow for their unique attributes to be reflected within those designated offerings.
Virtus ex, then, was born to showcase the majestic qualities of power, elegance and a bridled-sauvage element, that display a nervous energy and are tightly wound in youth, though evolve gracefully with age...qualities inherent among the top wines produced within the Eola-Amity Hills AVA.

Carpe Noctem
Vintage 2012 ~ Eola-Amity Hills

Carpe Noctem: {Seize the Night} There are some activities which simply seem better suited for when darkness falls and our animal spirits are once again awakened from daytime temperance...in addition to those[!], savoring this provocative wine should be placed toward the top of the list.
As the name of this wine suggests, one can easily get lost in its magnitude[much like the night, itself]- deep, sensuous, structured and carnal, yet graceful enough to walk the high-wire of balance. Sadly, attributes such as these are fleeting and nature will only provide a tiny bounty in which to offer such rare qualities- such is wine as in life. So for those up to the task, carpe diem and then, Carpe Noctem!

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