Forks & Corks 2017: "Gold Award"
This semi-sweet wine opens with prominent aromas of citrus, peach and honeysuckle. The mouthfeel is juicy with bright acidity that activates the palate and displays flavors of pineapple and pear. The finish is wonderfully persistent with balance of sweetness and refreshing crispness. Peak drinkability 2015-2017.
-The Estate Vineyard, located south of Salem, is planted on an old west-to-southwest facing volcanic flow. The pioneering Jory family who first farmed the hill-site found the ancient volcanic, iron-rich soil to be ideal for dark, thin-skinned plums, which they dried into prunes. Wine grapes were first planted in 1983 by Jim Bernau, Founder and President of Willamette Valley Vineyards.