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VINEYARD | SolÉna Estate
block | 15
cloneS | Pommard, Dijon 114
APPELLATION | Yamhill-Carlton
WINEMAKER | Laurent Montalieu
HARVEST DATEs | SEPTEMBER 27–october 31, 2016
BOTTLING | october 1, 2017
ALCOHOL | 14.2%
PRODUCTION |  10 cases


The Wine

Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, Block 15 is the unique child rooted in Soléna's biodynamic vineyard. It doesn't look south; it looks east toward the rising sun. Vigneron Laurent Montalieu planted this block to a field blend of Pommard and Dijon 114 as an experiment, hoping to bring structure to future blends. However, these vines had a different idea. They thrive in the cool morning rays and are always the last block to be picked, giving them the full growing season to build their personality. So, let's raise a glass; here's to marching to a different beat, to facing a different direction, and growing amazing wine.

The Winery

After successful careers in the Oregon wine industry, the husband and wife team of Laurent Montalieu and Danielle Andrus-Montalieu purchased an 80-acre estate to commemorate their marriage in 2000. In May 2002, they launched Soléna by bottling their first vintage of Domaine Danielle Laurent Pinot noir and, shortly thereafter, opening a tasting room in Carlton. Soléna is the combination of the Spanish and French words Solana and Soleil, celebrating the sun and the moon, and the name that Laurent and Danielle gave to their daughter. Soléna Estate began as a way to explore winemaking with other varietals grown in neighboring appellations while the family's young Domaine Danielle Laurent vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton District matured. In May 2007, Danielle and Laurent added the spectacular 100-acre Hyland Vineyard in the McMinnville AVA to their estate vineyard holdings. Today, Laurent and Danielle are producing Pinot noir from their estate vineyards as well as Pinot gris, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Late Harvest Riesling from select sites throughout Oregon and Washington.

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