releasing our “2020 Resilience Rose” made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes from our Meridian Estate Vineyards in Silverton, Oregon. This dry rose has some bright fruit of fresh watermelon, juicy strawberry, and tart raspberry. Light in color, the body is rich and smooth. Great to pair with both light bodied foods such as a summer salad or creamy cheese board but can stand up to robust barbeque and hearty meats as well.
2020 was a difficult year for our region. The tasting room was closed for just over 6 months of the year due to Covid-19 restrictions. In October, our region suffered from historic forest fires that blanketed our vineyards in thick smoke for many days, while our production and tasting room was in a Level 2 evacuation zone. Harvest was further complicated by the smoke and maintaining safe air quality for our vineyard crew. Cap off the season with a major ice storm in early 2021 which caused the tasting room and production facility to lose power for 12 days.
Through it all, our winemaker/owner Chris Decklemann was able to produce a Rose that reflects the vintage and all we went through. Resilience Rose is made to commemorate the year and recognize the efforts of our entire community to get through this with a reason to celebrate. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to first responders in our medical industry who dealt with the Covid pandemic first hand, as well as our local firefighters who tirelessly worked to protect so many lives combating the surrounding fires.
A blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris grapes harvested in the Willamette Valley, this Rose has bright aromas of strawberry, peach, and rhubarb. With fragrant floral notes and a crisp acidity, it is a balanced refreshing sip best enjoyed in spring and summer.
Pinot noir is a light to medium body, medium-dry red wine that is typically fruit-forward. When tasting, you're greeted with an earthy, herbal, and spicy nose. Flavors of dark cherries, red currants, and berries are common, along with notes of mushroom and soil.
A French/American hybrid grape, the Marechal Foch features darker red fruit, and earthier more mineral flavors than a Pinot Noir. Still considered a softer red wine, the Marechal Foch is one of a handful of grapes that has both a red skin and red flesh, making it very dark in color.
We source our Cabernet Sauvignon from the Yakima Valley in Washington State. This full-bodied, complex, fruit forward and dry wine taste of heavy red and black fruit. While you can feel the presence of the tannin throughout, this is a smooth and easy drinking Cab. Sauv.
Cabernet Franc is a medium-bodied red wine sourced from Eastern Washington. With notes of savory, bell pepper-like flavors, medium-high acidity and mouthwatering taste. It is an ideal food pairing wine.
With aromas of vanilla, smoke, spice, cedar, molasses and even tar. Petit Verdot offers dense, dark fruit, to the tune of blackberry, black cherry, and black plum on the palate. A real show stopper with nice complexity and a strong finish.