Willamette Valley, Oregon
The Olson Estate Vineyard, planted in 1972, brings wines of complexity and elegance with every vintage. Fermented in large wood tanks and then aged for 10 months in 33% new French oak, racked into neutral barrels and then bottled un-fined and un-filtered. This beauty has a vibrant aroma of floral notes, berries and a sweet vanilla and tobacco note. The forward fruit on the palate carries through the velvety texture and extends into the long, juicy finish. Beautiful now, but cellaring another 5 years will show more complexity.