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Bachelder Oregon Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

Bachelder Oregon Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

Thomas Bachelder will be known to many of our customers as the first winemaker at Le Clos Jordanne. He has now gone out on his own, together with his wife, Mary Delaney. In their first vintage in 2009, they made three Chardonnays from three different regions - Burgundy, Niagara and Oregon. Using the same winemaking techniques in each region (wild yeasts, minimal intervention and the same barrel makers), the difference in the wines is solely down to the vineyard which makes for some very interesting blind tasting results. The Oregon Chardonnay shows a more robust, honeyed character compared to the Niagara Chardonnay which is particularly fresh and lifted with aromas of white stone fruits.
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    100% Pinot Noir


Distinctly Oregon, yet almost Burgundian in its suppleness and finesse, this 2013 Pinot has perfumed red wild forest berries mingled with nuanced blackberry fruit, distinctive soft, ripe tannins and a silky mineral finish. This Pinot Noir is a wine of perfumed elegance and finesse that will age with grace. The grapes for this wine are sourced predominantly from organic vineyards in the Willamette Valley, essentially from the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. The soils here are a combination of sedimentary sandstone and volcanic soils which have their own sea-salty minerality that makes for very interesting comparisons with limestone soils such as Niagara and Burgundy.


Food Pairing Beef Veal Game (deer, venison) Poultry
ABV 14.50%
Categories Wine, USA, U.S.A.

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