The 2015 White Rose Vineyard has an aroma of bright red fruit and the dusty, classic Dundee Hills character, and green tea notes. High toned red fruit flavors overlay a sweet expansive core of soft texture and integrate tannins and a spicy green pepper finish. Structured acidity offers elevated lift and ageability to the wine. The wine can be enjoyed now or aged for up to eight to ten years.
White Rose Vineyard was planted between 1978 and 1981 in the Dundee Hills appellation. The ten acres of pinot noir self-rooted pommard, placed in Jory soil at 780 to 870 feet elevation on southwest facing slopes.
The fruit was handpicked on September 21, 2015 and sorted, destemmed, and fermented in 1.7 ton fermenters for sixteen days. The wine received two to three gentle punch-downs daily. The wine was aged for twenty-three months (31% in new French oak), and was racked twice, blended, and bottled unfiltered. In an effort to showcase the pure vineyard terroir, zero commercial additives were used.