At the age of 69, UC-Berkeley grad Don Hagge – the “Don” behind Vidon Vineyard – established his estate winery in 2000 among Adelsheim Vineyard plantings near Bryan Creek, and the recent string of warm vintages in the Willamette Valley have propelled Hagge to new heights. He pays tribute to grandson Hans with this 100 percent presentation of Pommard clone Pinot Noir, which marks the 12th vintage from this block. The nose of red cherry, red currant, orange oil and rosemary leads to ripe flavors of raspberry, cranberry and blueberry with cocoa powder. A sprinkling of baking spice runs all the way through, making for a pleasing, readily available structure that’s capped by light toast and cherry skins.
Production: 148 cases
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