This young 10-acre estate parcel, owned by partners Lynn and Jack Loacker, was planted in 2003. Four clones contributed to this release — Djion 777, which was brought to Oregon State University with help of David Adelsheim; Pommard, and two “suitcase clones” — 828, another Dijon clone introduced into Oregon via the late Gary Andrus, and QM-1, which is attributed to the late Charles Coury. It’s a fresh and vibrant Pinot Noir with mouthwatering aromas of raspberry, rhubarb and cranberry joined by light caramel and moist earth. Inside, it’s gorgeous with fresh-picked cranberry and Montmorency cherry flavors, backed by bright tannins and a juicy finish than doesn’t slow down. This marked the fourth vineyard-designated Pinot Noir bottled from this site near Quarter Mile Lane Vineyard, and suggested pairings include grilled salmon, roasted birds and hearty vegetarian entrees.
Production: 372 cases