In 1992, Pamela Frye and hospitality executive Richard Boyle purchased nearly 900 acres in the foothills of the Coastal Range outside of Eugene, and four years later they began what’s grown into 43 acres of vines dedicated to Burgundy varieties, with nearly two-thirds in Pinot Noir. Their longtime winemaker, Aaron Lieberman, produced a pair of Platinums this year for Pinot Noir rosé, including this still wine that’s perfumy with cherry blossom and rose petal. There’s some depth on the palate as huckleberry and raspberry make for a bright structure that’s capped with a combination of melon rind and cherry-rhubarb compote. Awards: Great Northwest Invitational (gold), McMinnville Wine Classic (gold), San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Wine Competition (gold).
Rating: Platinum, 91 points
Production: 713 cases