2017 PINOT NOIR
Old Vines Block B
VINEYARD | old vines
block | b
clone | Pommard
APPELLATION | Willamette Valley
WINEMAKER | Gilles de Domingo
HARVEST DATE | SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
BOTTLING | August 22, 2018
ALCOHOL | 14.4%
PRODUCTION | 60 bottles / 5 cases
Power and grace: two words to describe the Old Vines vineyard year after year, expressing our most prized Pinot noir block. You get tastes of savory, mineral, blue and black fruit. It’s grounded and wise with years of experience and balance in her roots.
In 1978 Dr. Robert Gross and his wife Corrine planted Pinot noir and Chardonnay on the slopes of Cooper Mountain, west of Portland. They were attracted to the ideal of getting back to the land and raising their three kids where Corinne grew up, so they settled in the Willamette Valley to do just that.
In 1987, the family converted an old horse barn on the property to start their own label, becoming early adopters to organic and biodynamic farming practices in Oregon winemaking by the early 1990s. After expanding to four vineyards on 125 acres, the family business is now the charge of founder Bob Gross and daughter Barbara Gross, who grew up with the vines on their first vineyard site.
Our land is our life and our life is our wine. We love what we do every day. In an evolving business and a quickly growing industry, our roots in the Willamette Valley are what grounds us. We feel privileged to be a part of this landscape and to cultivate place.