Grape(s): Pinot Noir
Localization: Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Tasting Notes: Aromas of strawberries, fresh red cherries and garden herbs. Medium-bodied and rather fresh. Bright red berries and delicious notes of thyme and tarragon. Delicate, but present and energetic. Drink or hold.
93 Points James Suckling
The Domain: SchöneTal Cellars is a family-owned winery focused on crafting premium Pinot noir with minimal intervention. The German word "Schöne" meaning beautiful and "Tal" meaning valley were combined as they express our family's view of the Willamette Valley for its biodiversity, agricultural richness, stunning landscapes and history. With their four children, David and Lori Ulbricht established SchöneTal Cellars and released its first vintage in 2014. With a household of all type-A personalities, we all agreed, amazingly, to establish a foundation of winemaking that focuses on obtaining quality fruit from vineyards that subscribe to sustainability and sound viticultural practices, followed by a diligently managed artisanal process of producing small lots of unfiltered and unfined quality wines that showcase natural elegance and sensuality of Pinot noir.