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2006 Nysa Vineyard Pinot Noir, 750 ml.

Growing Season
Although storms carrying a lot of rain swept through Oregon in mid-January by spring the 2006 growing season had caught up to allow bud break the third week of March, and bloom about the second week of June. Perfect bloom weather resulted in too many clusters, thus we spent significant time doing “green harvest” passes to pare back the crop to what our cool growing climate could actually ripen. Harvest in the second week of October was accomplished in perfect weather, warm enough that everything ripened smoothly, yet not all at once, with cool mornings for picking, and very little rain.

The Wine
This 2006 Pinot Noir has a nose of cherry mixed with chocolate. The creamy tannins produce a rich mouth feel accentuated by cherry and plum. The finish begins with supple fruit flavors and then trails off with a hint of black tea and sufficient acidity to compliment lamb, or beef Bourgogne.

Our Price: $75.00
2005 Nysa Vineyard Pinot Noir, 750 ml.

Growing Season
A warm spell appeared in January resulting in an early bud break on March 16th. The unusually dry winter ended with a very wet spring. Cool rainy weather the second week of June during bloom reduced crop levels. Cool temperatures during Fall and light rains at the end of September helped to achieve flavor development without causing sugars to soar too high. Pulling leaves in the fruit zone allowed airflow to dry the clusters and thus avoid rot or mildew. These cooler Fall temperatures are just what pinot noir needs to maintain acidity while ideal flavor development occurs.

The Wine

The 2005 Pinot Noir has a nose of cherry mixed with cedar and sage. The creamy tannins produce a rich mouth feel accentuated by cherry and raspberry. The finish begins with penetrating fruit flavors grabbing your attention and then trails off with spice and sufficient acidity to compliment salmon, lamb, or beef Bourgogne—and allow extended cellaring for secondary characteristics to emerge. The 2005 is at the plateau stage of it development and will continue to drink perfectly through 2020.

Our Price: $85.00
2004 Nysa Vineyard Pinot Noir, 750 ml.

Growing Season
It was an unusual year. Warm weather in February caused bud break to occur on March 28th, much earlier than usual. Then cool weather came during flowering, and Mother Nature thinned our crop for us (usually we thin to 2 Tons per acre). June, July, and most of August were very hot, but the heaviest August rainstorm in several decades brought the heat to an end. This rain burst many of the berries, causing them to ooze juice, attracting ants and yellow jackets; those grapes that the insects did not eat were taken by an unusually early migratory bird flock, leaving the vines to easily mature 3/4 ton per acre! The Indian summer in mid-September allowed flavors to mature coolly and fully prior to harvest during the first week of October.


The Wine
This 2004 Pinot Noir has a nose of strawberry mixed with forest floor and brambles. The soft tannins produce a rich mouth feel accentuated by cherry and raspberry. The finish begins with penetrating fruit flavors that grab your attention and then trails off with spice and sufficient acidity to complement salmon, lamb, or beef Bourgogne. The structure of the wine allows extended cellaring for secondary characteristics to emerge.

Our Price: $100.00