Here are my notes. I’m getting over pneumonia so maybe they are worthless. I accidentally deleted some soil and clonal info but I have all the tech sheets if anyone wants them.
I liked the Maresh, Winderlea, Stoller, Eyrie. In contrast to Rick, I found the Evening Land a bit simple and of course, my dislike of Cameron well noted. I agree with Rick that older vines showed well and can’t say for certain if it was that or clones that were the paramount factor.
Wine >> Flight >> ava >> clone >> vine age >> Soil >> Notes
Stoller Stoller 1 Dundee Dijon 95, 76, some 96 1997 Red Volcanic Jory and Nekia clean, bright, round, lees, full mouthfeel, a bit of indian spice tumeric?,
Adelsheim Stoller 1 Dundee Dijon 95, 76, some 96 1997 Red Volcanic Jory and Nekia cabbage, stale, damp, very forward, lots of fruit, lacks the excitement of the stoller, stoller. also a lingering greennees which is odd given the bruised red apple.
Belle Pente Belle Pente 1 Yamhill Carlton 42% Dijon 95, 32% Dijon 76, 14% Dijon 96, 12% Espiguette 352 1999 willakenzie simple, clean nose, white flowers in the mouth, touch of alchol in the finish. a bit harsh.
Brittan (Thistle, Carabella, Hyland) 2 Dundee, Chehalem, McMinville 76, 96, 548. Hyland 108. 94,96 Basalt, Volcanic oak, vanilla, carmel. crawfish. hot, ripe bruised pear, saline
Matello 2 Ribbon Ridge 76, 96, 108, espegeutte 1998 Willakenzie sedimentary saline, cool stones, porcini, seaweed. sweet fruit, lemon, good acid, grapfruit pith,
Anderson Family 2 Dundee Dijon 96 92 & 98 volcanic basalt medicinal nose, alkaline?, enourmous, ripe fruit, holding together really well given how forward it is. botrytis? lingering sweetness.
Winderlea 3 Chehalem “53% Carabella (Chehalem), Dijon 76, 26% Hyland (McMinnville
AVA), 108 & 4, 21% Thistle (Dundee Hills AVA), Dijon 95 & 76” 1996 volcanic (Nekia, Saum, Jory) delicate, floral nose, ocean breeze. tight. young. a bit of candlewax and apple skin on the palate. really alive and exciting. pretty white flowers
Carabella 3 Chehalem Dijon 76 1996 volcanic (Nekia, Saum, Jory) a bit of redcutionon the nose, meaty palate with some savory pork priducts, nice long grip to the finish. sweet meyer lemon peel.
DDO Arthur 3 Dundee Dijon 1994 rubber eraser on the nose, soft, pretty fruit , chalk, talcum, nicely integrated. well made wine.
Brickhouse Cascadia 3 Ribbon Ridge Dijon 75,76,78 & 96 95 & 92 Willakenzie series of sedimentary clay loam redcution. griping pitch, tart. bit of spice on the finish.
Arterberry-Maresh Maresh 4 Dundee 108 1983 soft nose. bit of cat piss. beautful precise wine with crisp fuji apple. rocky. granite. great length. maybe something vegtal emerging
Crowley Maresh 4 Dundee 108 1983 a bit oxidative. darker yellow in the glass than the Maresh maresh. green grass, big rich mouthfeel. more bruised apple but good fruit. big. decent acid on a long finish. full mouthfeel.
Crowley Four Winds 4 McMinville Wente 1993 Jory, Nekiah a bit oxidateive, soft, pretty mouthfeel, a bit funky on the nose. beautiful acidity on the finish.
“Longplay ““Lia’s””” 4 Chehalem Wente 1991 beef broth, savory, indian spices, vanilla, cardamom.
Evening Land Seven Springs La Source 5 Eola-Amity Dijon 76 1984 Volcanic bit of reduction. huge wine with driving acidity, clean though. orange jolly rancher.
Copain Brossau Vineyard 5 Chalone Wente 1980 Limestone, Granite stale leaf strewn outdoor pool water. rosemary, herbs, coconut, tropical
“07 Longplay ““Lia’s””” 5 Chehalem Wente 1991 jory sweet riesling, botrytis, slightly sour, apple.
Eyrie Original Vines 6 Dundee Draper 1966 toast. tangerine juice. jucy, lime. good acid, lingering, granite.
Clos Electrique 6 Dundee draper, spring mountain, mount Eden, rued, cotton 1985 jory lots of stale gym socks, cleaning solution. sweet fruit at first. candied lemon. lingering acidity
Ayoub Thistle Vineyard (Red Hill rd) 6 Dundee Dijon 76, 95, 96 1994? Jory, red volcanic candle wax, astringent, simple. cat piss