The Bayliss and Bower families work together on this century farm just east of Carlton, Ore., but Pinot Noir is a relatively recent addition – 1999. It is now the esteemed Eric Hamacher who handles the winemaking for them, and the Prospector’s Reserve represents a six-barrel blend of the four primary clones of Pinot Noir within the oldest section of this 16-acre planting adjacent to Ken Wright’s Bonnie Jean Vineyard. Dijon 777 and 114, Pommard and Wädenswil come together for a bright, juicy and bold offering of red strawberry, raspberry and currants. Its backing of blood orange acidity and cherry-skin tannins bodes well for the cellar.
Production: 141 cases