The Styrings focused their efforts on 10 barrels from their 10-year-old plantings in the Pacific Northwest’s smallest American Viticultural Area, but here they zero in on these two barrels for their Wit project — one of the most expensive bottlings in Oregon. They spared no expense on their oak program, which flares out hints of roasted coffee beans, toasted almond and chocolate, backed by smoked cherry, raspberry jam and dried sage. On the palate, it takes a creamy approach with melted milk chocolate, black cherry and red plum. Genial tannins and ripe raspberry acidity create balance and lead to a luscious finish. The winery is open to the public on Valentine’s, Memorial, Labor Day and Thanksgiving weekends, but it is otherwise available by appointment only.
Production: 48 cases