Grape(s): Pinot Noir
Localization: Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Tasting Notes: The fire-impacted 2020 vintage led founder Doug Tunnell to declassify all the fruit and create this blend, which includes a significant portion of 2019 juice. The winner here is you, the consumer. Delicious blackberry fruit, hints of coffee and chocolate, smooth tannins, and a lush mouthfeel make this immediately enjoyable.
The Domain: Brick House Vineyards was established in 1990. The vineyards are surrounded by the fruit and hazelnut orchards above the Chehalem Valley, the rolling hills at Brick House compose just such a place. A New World site dedicated to Old World wisdom, and a way of growing grapes proven over a thousand years or more. At Brick House, "organically grown" is more than just a phrase on the labels of the wines. All of the fruit is estate-grown. All of it is certified organic.