Vineyard: A blend of Holloran sites throughout Willamette including La Chenaie and Le Pavillion
La Cheaie is located near Salem, Oregon, in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Le Chenaie is a 103 acre site with 18 acres producing, and 8 more in the process of being planted. Here we grow Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Tempranillo, all on resistant rootstocks. The rows are 6’ wide, so each acre contains between 1400 & 2200 plants. Planted beginning in 2001, the soils are volcanic - Jory, Gelderman and Ritner. Elevations are 460' to 585', with aspects of South, Southeast and Southwest. AVA is Eola-Amity Hills, so the site is influenced by the afternoon breezes from the Van Duzer corridor in the coastal ra
Le Pavillion is Holloran's oldest site, planted between 1972 & 1974. Located in the Red Hills of Dundee, Le Pavillon has volcanic soils (Jory) planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, & Riesling, all own-rooted, on 9’ rows. AVA: Dundee Hills, elevation 580' to 680', primarily south facing.
Soil: Volcanic soils
Viticulture: Organically farmed
Vinification: Small lot processing and fermentations are followed by very gentle pressing, to provide for purity of flavors and support development of complex aromas.
Aging: 11 months in 20% new French oak
This is really quite aromatically pretty with its cool and pure array of various red berry fruit scents that include notes of cherry, raspberry and a hint of cranberry along with subtle spice and herbal tea nuances. The sleek and attractively vibrant flavors possess good delineation before terminating in a delicious, dusty, clean and dry-in-the-best-sense finale that offers good persistence if only average depth. 88/2019+