Vintage Collection 2014

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Oregon’s finest pinot noir.
One exclusive collection.

The 2014 vintage in Oregon may be remembered as the vintage of a lifetime. From bud break through harvest, growers and winemakers throughout the state experienced an almost ideal growing season that delivered a record amount of exceptional, balanced fruit.

The 2014 Dundee Hills wines show impressive power, intensity and structure. The fruit is not overwhelming and the wines are well integrated. Characteristics of red fruits, dried floral, a touch of spice, minerality and elegant textures.

The scenic hills and ideal soils are the hallmark of the Dundee Hills AVA.  Generations of Oregon’s most revered winegrowers are rooted in this region.  Connoisseurs recognize it as the epicenter of Oregon Pinot Noir.

Dundee Hills – the must see, must experience, must have wines destination.

The 2014 Vintage Collection: 30 bottles – only 24 collections

Released November 1st – December 31st, 2017  |  Limited Availability

$1,810

In addition to the wine collection, the vintage buyers will receive an invitation to participate in a June 2018 pre-release tasting of some of the 2016 Dundee Hills Wines. This unique opportunity is  a part of your vintage collection package and not available anywhere else.

2014 Vintage Collection Interest Form

The Wines

Uniquely situated on the northwestern edge of the Dundee Hills AVA, our estate vineyard encompasses 18 different soil types and is planted to 10 distinct clones of Pinot Noir. Each year this bottling inherently reflects the complexity that can be derived from our diverse soils and clonal selections. On the nose: ripe cherries, rhubarb & wet stone. On the palate: cinnamon stick, cocoa powder and black cherry.
Exceptional vintage in the Dundee Hills. Ripe, complex and suitable for aging. The Anderson Family 2014 Pinot noir is entirely from our organic landslide vineyard – farmed by us for over 25 years. This bottling includes five clones from seven different vineyard blocks. Sea breeze aroma leads to spice laden (cinnamon, clove, anise) plum fruited wine. Earthy minerality and flavors of coffee and cocoa. Dense, layered and long. A featured wine for the upcoming 2017 International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC).
Opulent fruit notes of raspberry coulis, wild strawberry and fresh red cherry arise from the glass of this vintage of our Arcus Estate Pinot Noir, blending with a background of savory nori and cocoa powder. The palate offers generous flavors of concentrated raspberry, Oregon blackcap and blackberry, leading into notes of spice box and lavender incense. A viscous texture creates lasting impressions of ripe black fruit that melt gracefully into the dark chocolate finish.
The ripe 2014 Cowhouse Pinot Noir from Holstein Vineyard has the full expression of Pinot Noir from the high elevation land in the Dundee Hills, the heart of Oregon Wine Country. Beneath the elegant palate of soft silk and the sensuous, lingering finish are nuanced layers best left for your own interpretation.Warmer than the previous vintage, and without the distraction of late September rains, the 2014 vintage has brought elegantly ripe flavors. Black cherry, plum, anise, and black pepper are framed in its dense core, while the finely grained tannins persist through its long, creamy finish. After fermentation and gentle pressing, the wine was allowed to age elegantly on its lees for 16 months in French oak, of which 40% was new.
Aromas of cherry cola, plum skins, pomegranate, toast and smoky leather lead to Dundee Hills tones of bright red fruit flavors. Strawberry jam, raspberry and pomegranate give this many of layers of easy enjoyment with delicious acidity.
Perfumy and seductive nose with dried rose petals, wild strawberry, red cherry compote, candied orange peel and nutmeg. Satiny and complex on the palate, with generous bright red cherry, pomegranate, savory notes and lots of tension. The layered finish evolves endlessly on the palate. This is a beautiful wine, another great expression of the Estate vineyard. It needs time to reveal its full beauty; best from 2018 to 2028. 95 pts Wine Enthusiast, Cellar Selection.
Evolved bouquet of cherry, spice and floral notes that are intriguing.  Red and dark cherry layer a mid-palate of spice and fine tannins.  Wonderful mouth feel and balance between richness and finesse.  Flavors drift into a finish that will gain in complexity with time in the bottle.
Deep garnet in color; smooth aromas of butterscotch and crème brulee blend with lilac and marionberry. The satiny texture of the reserve enchants while giving way to plush, dark fruit flavors.
The Meyer Vineyard Pinot Noir is our 2014 single Vineyard designate for the Dundee Hills AVA. A blend of nine barrels with 24% new oak results in a moderate oak impact allowing the vineyard personality to lead. Aromas of ripe marionberries, black currant and floral blueberry are supported by subtle sandalwood and barrel spice. Medium body is framed with structured tannins and highlighted by youth preserving acidity that carries the finish. Flavors are similar to the aroma and transition to red fruited cherry as the wine opens up. This wine reflects the power of the 2014 vintage and will continue to reward through 2022.
Named after Véronique Drouhin’s elder daughter, Laurène is our flagship wine, and is produced entirely from Pinot Noir grown on the family’s estate in the Dundee Hills. All of the fruit is handpicked into small totes, destemmed, fermented with indigenous yeasts, and then placed into French Oak barrels. Once the vintage is safely in the cellar, Véronique begins the process of selecting barrels which have an extra complexity, length and depth — barrels which will work together as Laurène.
The 2014 Bishop Vineyard Pinot Noir comes from the original block of our property, first planted in 1973. With 100% Pommard clone on native rootstock, it is one of the oldest vineyards in the Dundee Hills AVA. Bright, garnet red in color, the 2014 Bishop graces the glass with cranberry, raspberry and light earth aromas on the nose. The robust body of this Pinot Noir is complemented by balanced acidity and soft tannins. Rainier cherry, plum and a slight earth driven component carry this wine across the palate to a lovely finish. An elegant sipping wine that is versatile enough to complement a range of meals from a creamy risotto with fresh herbs to grilled chicken breast topped with a mushroom reduction or chocolate lava truffles. Cellar time will expand the flavor profile and complexity of this beautiful Pinot Noir.
Élevée Winegrowers is a Study in Willamette Valley Terroir, focused on exploring the unique flavors and textures of the Valley’s diverse appellations.  Our high-density Élevée Vineyard in the Dundee Hills delivers a feminine and elegantly composed wine.  The 2014 reveals raspberries, violets, sweet tobacco, and powdered perfume, with hints of baking spice, around a mineral core.  It is a medium body wine, with lively acidity, and broad, fine, silky tannin.  The long finish lingers with a chorus of raspberries, fading violet petals, and Dundee dust.  92pts Wine Spectator, 92pts Wine Enthusiast, 92pts PinotFile
Intense and fruit forward, offering bold and unbridled wafts of black currant, ripe Bing cherry and black raspberry accented with luxurious cigar box notes. An audaciously juicy mouthful of mixed berries, pomegranate, vanilla and a whisper of graham entertains the palate through the dauntless finish.
Each swirl releases a new flavor: vanilla and baking spice are accented by sweet red cherries and plum preserves. The palate hosts savory flavor qualities that include hints of rhubarb, Sandalwood and Rooibos tea. Cranberries and pie cherries mingle with bright bramble fruits and lead into a lengthy finish full of youthful tannins, bright acidity and a promise of a long cellar life.
This is generally considered the finest Pinot Noir that we make at Fox Farm Vineyards.  A mature, east-by-southeast exposure for our block in the Dundee Hills, it sits at approximately 400′ in altitude, and that seems to be a sweet spot for these vines to produce grapes that mature, but rarely ever over-ripen.  It is always balance and elegance when describing this pinot.  Delicate, smooth, refined, and with wondrous spices and elements of white chocolate and roses. A cellar-worthy contender.
Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. A very gracious wine with vibrant aromas of cherry compote, Asian spice and a hint of graham. On the palate, there is impressive purity of dark cherry and blueberry fruit flavors with a savory thread in the background. The interplay of fruit and savory elements give the wine a special credence. The tannins are suave, the oak is deftly integrated, the thirst-quenching, lengthy finish is fueled with vivid, tangy cherry goodness. (Description credited to PinotFile)
This single-vineyard wine showcases the Lange Estate Vineyard in the Dundee Hills AVA of Oregon. Native, mineral-rich Jory soil is one of many essential elements that comprise the ideal growing conditions for Pinot Noir in this unique region. The 2014 vintage produced wines with lush, juicy fruits, structured elegance and silky tannins. The nose is filled with bright aromas of creamy raspberry, Bing cherries, blueberry skin and black tea. On the palate this Lange Estate Pinot Noir has intriguing hints of ripe plum, blackberries, dusty barrel spice and earth. It has an attention grabbing long, lingering finish that represents the best of what Lange Estate has to offer.
Cleo’s Hill 2014 Pinot Noir is from the oldest block in Murto Vineyard in the Dundee Hills.  These old vines (planted in 1978) consistently produce wines that display bright red fruit, earthiness, and a unique spicy finish.  Hints of raspberry and cherry show through the earth tones, resulting in a wine that is smooth on the palette and very food friendly.  Pair this wine with salmon, mushrooms, and of course, chocolate.  Cellar this wine for 3 or 4 years for a wine-tasting experience that will knock your socks off!
Welcome to the “wrong side of the hill”. In 2005, Native Flora established controversial vineyards on north slope, high elevation, Dundee Hills’ sites – “where you can’t grow grapes”. The resulting fruit produces acclaimed estate Pinot Noirs offering savory, smokey and spice notes not often found in the Dundee Hills. 2014 was a year of exceptional heat, foreshadowing Oregon’s climate to come. Our north face vineyards showcased their full potential. Our 2014 pinot vintage is exceptionally balanced, showing soft fruit, great acid, moderate alcohol, and powdery tannins. Still quite young, with edges polishing down, this pinot will be a rarity in 2014, and one to keep and enjoy for many years (10+) to come.
Cherry tones combine with cardamom and lush tannins extending into a long bright finish. Best between 2019 and 2030.
Aromas of pretty black and red fruit and delicate rose petal are just a glimpse into the sensory wonderland of the 2014 De Ponte Pinot Noir. Sweet deep dark red fruit is the core of this beauty with minerality and a palate weight that are a little more substantial than Jory soil tends to express, but still sensual and elegant.
Estate Vineyard Pommard clone from the Dundee Hills AVA. Violet, eucalyptus, poppy seed, cardamom, moss, blackberry, tangerine, marshmallow, spice, cotton candy, raspberry, cherry, strawberry, watermelon, peach, sassafras, caramel apple, and mango.
This block was part of the original plantings by the Sokol Blosser family and the grapes have become a signature component in our Dundee Hills Estate blend. We are excited for this block to now stand on its own. Bold and structured with essence of clove and cigar.
The MacDougall is our reserve, blended from Jon’s favorite barrels of the vintage and produced in limited quantities.
Planted in 1972, our estate vineyard sits at 800-foot elevation with plantings of Pommard, Coury, and 667 clones.  Winemaker, Jacques Tardy has crafted this extraordinary wine and aged for over 16 months in 13% new French oak barrels to highlight the elegance of the fruit and intricacies of the terroir.
Our 2014 estate pinot noir is well balanced with good acidity.  Bright strawberry and raspberry flavors, complimented by subtle baking spices and rich earthy undertones. Aging worthy.
This single-block designate – all 777 Dijon from Vista Hills Block C – yields flavors of black cherry, cassis, blackberry, licorice, leather, and tobacco. At an elevation of about 840 feet, Block C is at our higher elevation and is generally harvested on the later side. Having spent 15 months in neutral oak, our 2014 Heritage is full bodied with medium tannins.
A barrel selection from our flagship vineyard, planted in the late 1970’s at 870’ elevation high in the Dundee Hills. White Rose Vineyard consistently produces wines that are the quintessential example of our neo-classical approach.
Aromatic and perfumed with scents of rose-petal, vanilla, and red cherry. Cinnamon and graham give the wine richness and a hint of sweetness. Tannins are delicate and well integrated, coating your lips and the tip of your tongue.
The vines at Block 8 are all Wadenswil, a clone brought in to Oregon in 1965, appreciated for its structure and its red-berry overtones. They produced a translucent red in 2014, with a scent of wild strawberries and a hint of damp earth and dried flowers. The wine is propelled by a fine acid line and marked by a claylike fineness of structure, with lacy tannins and a light touch. For poached salmon” 93 Points. Wine & Spirits Magazine, December 2016