In the summer of 2000, Greg Sanders knocked on the door of an old farm house sitting at the top of the Dundee Hills in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The house was just up the gravel road from a few of Oregon’s most notable wineries: Archery Summit, Domaine Drouhin Oregon and Domaine Serene. Surrounding the farm house was a small vineyard, self-rooted in 1980, that over the years had become known for the quality of its fruit. St. Innocent, Panther Creek and Torii Mor, had all purchased fruit from this site, bottling wines and designating them as “White Rose Vineyard”. Having been an impassioned fan of pinot noir for many years, it was Greg’s dream to own a vineyard from which he could produce artisanal, hand-made wines of outstanding quality. His search had led him to the top of this hill, and when he left, he took with him the deed to a dream.
White Rose Estate | Willamette Valley, Oregon 2014
Broad and spicy, with blueberry and plum flavors at the core, showing hints of licorice and smoke as the firm tannins lend structure to the long finish.
- Vintage-year: 2014
- Sub-region: Willamette Valley
- Region: Oregon
- Country: United States
- Grape-variety: 100% Pinot Noir
- Color: Red
- Size: 750ml
- Price-range: $10-25