Greg,GregT wrote: ↑August 4th, 2019, 4:17 pmI was wondering how and why this thread was revived. But maybe it's worth revisiting at almost two years in.
And BTW, in case Marcus peeks at it - during the first life of the thread, I wasn't familiar with the wines at Johan. Subsequently I've discovered them and I absolutely agree - they sure do make a most excellent Blaufrankisch. Some east coast somms were trying to make that the hip grape a few years ago, I guess because it sounded all edgy and Teutonic, but it's a grape that really does deserve more attention beyond faddishness, particularly in cooler climate sites. And I've been hunting up all the Johan wines that I can find.
Any idea how they're doing with those non-PN grapes?
That’s great to hear.
I talked to the folks at Johan over the IPNC weekend, and hit Dan Rinke up for some Blaufrankisch fruit as well. They have seen it catch on, and are doing well with it. Which translated to no fruit to be had this year...
Still a great wine and a grape that I think is remarkably well suited to the Willamette Valley!