The oldest daughter of the Baileys, Natasha, is the namesake for this 7-acre block established at 600 feet elevation near McMinnville, Ore. During the 2018 vintage, the blend of Pommard (60%) and Wädenswil (40%) clone Pinot Noir came in the cellar on Oct. 4 with a level of finesse at 23.1 Brix before spending 14 months in a barrel program of 34% new French oak. The result is a complex and bold expression of Pinot Noir, opening with enticing aromas of boysenberry pie sprinkled with cinnamon, spiced black cherry, vanilla, bay leaf and cedar. Inside, it’s loaded with the same purple fruit, textured by Montmorency cherry skin tannin and trailed by a stream of boysenberry juice. Suggested pairings include cassoulet or duck with olives, roasted goose, glazed ham, turkey or cheeses such as brie or a mild blue.
Production: 600 cases