Oregon Pinot Noir from Pete Dredge, although made in the same way as his Tassie wines with some whole bunch and whole berry inclusions.
This red comes from the Azana Vineyard which is s steep and cool site at 1000ft that makes what Pete calls 'ethereal and light wines.
GARY WALSH - THE WINE FRONT
Chehalem Mountains. Such a good sounding place name. It’s in the northern tip of the Willamette Valley. Charismatic, and immediately appealing for its distinct personality. It’s ultra-mineral, a smoky pumice stone character, which, in a way, puts me in mind of Etna, though it’s not that, but has a kinship. Texture is a highlight, gentle drag of dusty tannin, set in glistening strawberry juiciness, fruity, yet bony, with cool acidity and heaps good smoky length. It’s a wine of verity, dry wit, and uncompromising volcanic personality. Or something like that.