The Knudsen family and their winemaker, Nate Klostermann of Argyle fame, take equal parts from seven blocks across their historic planting for this bright and juicy blend under their Family Series tier. Two of the blocks feature Pommard clonal fruit, two more bring in Dijon 667, and the others are 115, 777 and “suitcase” clone 828. It exudes finesse from opening whiff of rose petal and showcases classic high-toned red fruit characteristics of the Dundee Hills — raspberry and cherry pie filling with baking spice followed by a nibble of red currant and Craisin. Last year marked the 50th anniversary of Knudsen Vineyards, and the descendants of the late Cal Knudsen remain committed to certified sustainable farming. They invite guests to experience their new estate tasting room and make reservations for vineyard tours.
Rating: Outstanding! — 92 points
Production: 575 cases