Region Willamette Valley
Type Still Red
Varietals 100% Pinot Noir
Winemaking Zeitoun Vineyard, our smallest vineyard at about 7 acres of eroded volcanic rock over marine sedimentary soil, is located at a saddle in the hill just east of the winery in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. This rocky vineyard with its deep pockets of clay produces structured wines that are naturally dark in color and redolent of dark bramble and plum fruits. We do not know what clones are planted in this mysterious vineyard.
Opening with a delightful whiff of Pinot funk, the aromas include light raspberry and huckleberry with notes of cola and black pepper. Mixed cane berry pie opens the palate of this wine that is the darkest of our vineyards with bigger and grittier tannins. After the generous burst of fruit on the palate subsides, the flavors morph into redder, more acidic fruits such as pomegranate and cranberry.