Pete’s Mountain is a landmark and community in the Mount Hood foothills near Portland that’s named for French immigrant Pete Weiss, who settled the area before our Civil War. Owners Mike and Kris Thayer dry-farm their 18 acres of Pinot Noir, and they enlist the winemaking team at NW Wine Co., in Dundee, led by Bordeaux product Laurent Montalieu and University of Dijon graduate Anne Sery. They’ve combined to create an approachable, dark and giving expression of Pinot Noir that’s brimming with black cherry, Marionberry and clove with enjoyable red currant acidity and finished with pinches of black pepper and mint. Beyond their scenic tasting room, look for these wines at Market of Choice locations.
Production: 625 cases
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