This Pinot Noir represents 14 family-owned vineyards located in the North Willamette Valley, with about 40% located in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA and coming mostly from sedimentary and alluvial soil. It is fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged in French oak barrels (10% new oak) for 10 months. It is meant to be fruit forward. Heady aromas of cedar, mushroom, earth and black cherry emerge from the glass. On the palate, the fruit-driven wine shows soft tannins and flavors of dark cherry compote, strawberry leather, stewed plums and rose oil. The finish lingers with bright acid to complete the experience. 3400 cases made.