Hands down the winery that inpressed me the most during my weeklong visit to Willamette Valley. The Pinot noirs had great balance making them enjoyable from the first sip but never boring. These wines had the complexity of a good mystery novel - the type that makes you stay up way past bedtime the reach the end.
My kudos for this winery however is not just based on Pinot. This winery is making other varietals I did not taste elsewhere in Oregon (temporillo and Gruner Vertliner ) and making them well.
I want to recognize Leslie Kossoff, the tasting room manager whose passion for the wine was palpable . Leslie was willing to discuss the individual wines and the winery in a way that made the tasting enjoyable and informative.
Although I am still dismayed with the tasting fee structure in Willamette Valley, I felt the $15 tasting fee for 6 wines was money well spent.
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