1988 CHARDONNAY RESERVE:
The yield was a scant 1 ton per acre so the quantity produced is miniscule but I think that it is my best effort for this variety to date. This wine was left on its original fermentation lees (sediment)in the barrel for 18 months. The result of light yield and long aging is a wine of great depth and complexity very much in the style of a Cote de Beaune from Puligny.
1989 PINOT BLANC:
Made in the style of the Pinot Biancos from Friuli in Northern Italy, this variety is the world’s best accompaniment to seafood (no kidding!). Lean in the mouth and showing aromas of a fresh pippin apple, this wine cries for food. Cameron is Oregon’s largest producer of Pinot Blanc (maybe that’s because we’re just about the only producer). Only 44 cases produced from this vintage.
LIMIT 3 BOTTLES PER CUSTOMER
1988 PINOT NOIR RESERVE:
It’s mostly from Abbey Ridge Vineyards and the yield in 1988 was less than 1.5 tons per acre. High notes of lavender, so characteristic of this vineyard, are just now starting to show through over the full cherry aromas. This wine is quite soft (characteristic of the 1988 vintage) but just enough tannins to carry it through most of this decade. It’s still a baby but what the heck, the holidays are here, so let’s go for it!
NONVINTAGE PINOT NOIR:
Take a barrel of 1987 Pinot noir for structure, throw in several barrels of 1988 Pinot noir for aroma and depth and round it out with 1989 Pinot noir, all from the Dundee Hills, and you have one hell of a wine for the price.
RE-RELEASES (is there such a word?)
1985 CHARDONNAY RESERVE:
I’ve been sitting on this and there are a few people out there who have been waiting for me to get tired of sitting on it. There’s not a lot but it is, frankly, pretty good and still getting better.
VERY LIMITED • 3 BOTTLE LIMIT PER CUSTOMER (as long as supplies last)
1985 EUGENIA BOTRYTIS RIESLING:
The aroma is of honey and apricots and the color is a brilliant golden-orange. This is what Botrytis Riesling is supposed to be all about (and it’s why I don’t make a lot of noise that I still have some-it will undoubtedly continue to improve for several more years).
4 BOTTLE LIMIT PER CUSTOMER
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