Bright red and black cherry, subtle black tea notes, cranberry and a crunchy texture with some spice on the finish. This wine will continue to show well for 10- plus years
Our Eola-Amity Hills Cuvée is an attempt to not just signifiy that the wine was grown exclusively within the AVA, but that it is a select blend of barrels chosen to highlight the growing region and worthy of distinct recognition. This year is highlighted by bright red and black cherry, subtle black tea notes, cranberry and a crunchy texture with some spice on the finish. This wine will continue to show well for 10-plus years. 825 cases.
Founded by Russ Raney in 1986, Evesham Wood is based on the idea that small is beautiful. To maintain a high level of quality, we rely on two basic principles: obtaining optimally ripe low-yield fruit from the best possible sites in the Willamette Valley, and using minimal intervention in the winemaking process. That approach is alive and well today, and is evident in every bottle we produce. Winemaker and owner, Erin Nuccio
Le Puits Sec, the gently sloping, east-facing vineyard is tightly-spaced and nestled on a low terrace (300-420 ft. elevation) on the eastern side of the Eola-Amity Hills ridge. This area, known locally as “Spring Valley”, has already proven to have one of Oregon’s best micro-climates for the production of fine wines from Burgundian and Alsatian varieties. It is here that the rather shallow volcanic basalt soils allow us to achieve the low yields we seek for wines of great intensity and complexity. As well, it is the uniqueness of this “terroir” that gives Le Puits Sec wines their signature.
In order to realize the goal of emphasizing the uniqueness of our terroir (and thus our wines), in 2000 Evesham Wood obtained organic certification of Le Puits Sec vineyard. With the enactment of federal regulations governing organic certification in 2002 (the USDA’s National Organic Program), our winery processing was certified as well. Additionally, we are charter members of DRC (Deep Roots Coalition), a group of local growers/producers which advocates the use of natural methods in the vineyard and cellar, especially the harvesting of grapes exclusively from non-irrigated vineyards (thus forcing the vine’s roots to grow deeper into the soil). Indeed, we feel that the concept of terroir would have little validity in an irrigated vineyard.
When sourcing fruit for our blends or vineyard designates, it remains vitally important to us to partner with vineyards who share our general philosophy. The growers listed below meet that criteria and more. And we’re so very privileged to work with each of them in bringing to the bottle their unique interpretations of their land and what fruit is meant to be.