This wine is a blend of four vineyards; our own Buttonfield and Trout Lily Ranch in the Chehalem Mountain AVA, Terrarossa Vineyard in the Dundee Hills AVA and Hannah’s Vineyard in the Tualatin Valley. It is a mix of the 777, Pommard and 115 clones. The deep garnet hue belies the rich notes of cola, strawberry preserves, ribbon candy and forest loam in the nose.
2013 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
2013 Mantis Reserve PN
This year’s five-barrel blend is comprised of two vineyards; our own Buttonfield and the neighboring Trout Lily Ranch vineyard making this wine a 100% Chehalem Mountain AVA wine. The clones are 777 and Pommard, two of my favorites. The deep red hue has purple and blue tones which lends to the black cherry, cola and cedar notes in the nose. The approach is smooth and luscious with bright acidity showing up mid pallet and carrying the finish.
Sourced from the X-Novo Vineyard in the Eola-Amity AVA, this wine shows a delightful acidity which is rounded out with layers of lemon curd and notes of almond. This wine is barrel fermented and spends sixteen months in French oak of which only 40% is new. This practice works to integrate the oak resulting in a balanced and nuanced Chardonnay in which the fruit is the star and the oak merely an accessory.
2014 Pinot Gris
100% grown on our home vineyard, Buttonfield Estate and planted in 1989, these Pinot Gris vines are the “Old Clone Gris” selection that was planted on an east facing, 1.3 acre Stonyland outcropping. These cobble stone sized rocks infuse the wine with bold minerality and rich aromatics of white peach, honey dew melon and apricot nectar. The approach is smooth and refreshing with an ideal alcohol and a long succulent finish.
Planted in 1970 and hailing from the Maresh Vineyard, in the Dundee Hills AVA, this is the oldest Riesling vineyard in Yamhill County. Harvested on October 12, 2014 & crafted in the off-dry German Kabinett style, this Riesling displays fresh minerality with deep honeysuckle and vibrant citrus notes. The pallet is alive with peach nectar and lemon zest and finishes with sweet stone & floral notes.