Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?

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Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?

#1 Post by Doug Uno » October 29th, 2019, 9:38 pm

Winemakers, how did the fruit look this year (the numbers) and which vintage(s) does 2019 remind you of?

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#2 Post by Mark.Ricca » October 30th, 2019, 12:12 pm

We just got back from 5 days in McMinnville.
Visited Patricia Green, JK Carriere, Soter, Sokol Blosser, Montinore, Adelsheim, and Brick House.

The general consensus was rainy spring, cooler than normal summer, and a little rain right around harvest/crush.

Optimism is good. We ended up buying 4 cases of mostly pinot from the '15 vintage.

Chardonnay is killing it up there.
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#3 Post by Jason T » October 30th, 2019, 3:38 pm

Mark.Ricca wrote:
October 30th, 2019, 12:12 pm

Optimism is good. We ended up buying 4 cases of mostly pinot from the '15 vintage.

Chardonnay is killing it up there.
‘15 is the first vintage I went big on after I discovered how much I love these wines. It was so cool to see what each producer was able to do with such a ripe vintage. Not the most ideal vintage but one from which you could learn a great deal.
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#4 Post by Todd Hamina » October 31st, 2019, 11:11 pm

Bloom was in early June, which put the sweet spot of 105 days towards the tail end of September. Folks that started early did so against miserable disease pressure. Folks with fine vineyard managers that picked on a reasonable schedule will be rewarded with pretty wines.

Reminds me 1996.
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#5 Post by Rick Allen » November 1st, 2019, 7:01 am

Todd Hamina wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 11:11 pm
Bloom was in early June, which put the sweet spot of 105 days towards the tail end of September. Folks that started early did so against miserable disease pressure. Folks with fine vineyard managers that picked on a reasonable schedule will be rewarded with pretty wines.

Reminds me 1996.
...which was a sneaky good year.

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#6 Post by Mark.Ricca » November 1st, 2019, 7:56 am

Todd Hamina wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 11:11 pm
Bloom was in early June, which put the sweet spot of 105 days towards the tail end of September. Folks that started early did so against miserable disease pressure. Folks with fine vineyard managers that picked on a reasonable schedule will be rewarded with pretty wines.

Reminds me 1996.
I would expect a higher acid/lower alcohol vintage, and as long as the fruit reached phenolic ripeness, really good wines.
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#7 Post by Todd Hamina » November 1st, 2019, 8:45 am

Yes Rick, 96 was a "sneaky good" year. But not for everyone and that will be a truth in 2019.
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#8 Post by Todd Hamina » November 1st, 2019, 8:48 am

And yes Mark, I think you're right. So the arguement of picking to hold onto acid is out the window. Acid is abundant in 19.
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#9 Post by Greg Malcolm » November 1st, 2019, 8:03 pm

Todd Hamina wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 8:48 am
Acid is abundant in 19.
I have this visual stuck in my head of RT doing a happy dance. [wow.gif]

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#10 Post by Todd Hamina » November 1st, 2019, 8:31 pm

Right. Be brave Greg!
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#11 Post by Marcus Goodfellow » November 1st, 2019, 10:47 pm

Todd Hamina wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 8:48 am
And yes Mark, I think you're right. So the arguement of picking to hold onto acid is out the window. Acid is abundant in 19.
Acids are excellent in 2019, on both the early and the late side.

I picked half our Lewman vineyard fruit on Sept 14th and half on the 29th. Both are very good wines, I don’t actually have a preference.

I do think the paradigm of waiting for flavor in the Willamette Valley is leading to more CA style wines, as too many people who don’t really have enough experience with picking early live by the motto in every vintage. Present company excepted.
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#12 Post by Marcus Goodfellow » November 1st, 2019, 10:49 pm

Greg Malcolm wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 8:03 pm
Todd Hamina wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 8:48 am
Acid is abundant in 19.
I have this visual stuck in my head of RT doing a happy dance. [wow.gif]
There is little doubt that this is a Trimpi vintage. My ABVs coming out of fermenter range from 11.9-12.85%. And acid...is correct.
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#13 Post by Richard T r i m p i » November 2nd, 2019, 10:31 am

Greg Malcolm wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 8:03 pm
I have this visual stuck in my head of RT doing a happy dance.
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#14 Post by Todd Hamina » November 2nd, 2019, 12:18 pm

I think if the sun shines a lot in a vintage that the wines should show it.
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#15 Post by Marcus Goodfellow » November 2nd, 2019, 7:51 pm

2010 vis a vis 2008 taught me that I can excuse my self from the sunshine buffet before the cheese and dessert courses are served. It’s no crime to leave some heat units behind.
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#16 Post by Todd Hamina » November 2nd, 2019, 8:09 pm

I'll eat your cake. I love cake. Cheese too.
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#17 Post by Brian Glas » November 2nd, 2019, 10:15 pm

Stopped by a few wineries this weekend. Seems like the consensus was that it is a good vintage although the yields are down as they drop quite a few clusters in mid season due to mildew issues. The fruit that came into the winery was very nice.

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