The Salmon Safe and sustainable estate vineyard for Angel Vine winemaker Ed Fus is planted at Walnut Hill on the northeast corner of the Eola-Amity Hills, and he named it as a tribute to his wife, Laureen, and their two daughters — Alex and Morgan. The Carlton, Ore., winemaker planted the Morgan block to clone 828, which grows upright, and he names this bottling as a tribute to her. Here, it produced a wine with a complex nose of red plum, dried cherry and red plum, along with accents of saddle leather, sweet herbs, smoke and black truffle. It’s rich, dark and brooding on the inside with more of the same fruit flavors. There’s good pomegranate acidity and hints of shitake mushroom in the finish.
Production: 56 cases