Grape(s): Pinot Noir
Localization: Ribbon Ridge, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Tasting notes: The Les Dijonnais Pinot Noir represents the best barrels from this warm site. In contrast with the Pommard clone bottlings, the Les Dijonnais Pinot Noir offers a more floral interpretation of the grape, often displaying hints of rose petal and meadow flowers.
94 points Wine Spectator: Ethereal and expressively floral, with multilayered raspberry, rose petal and cherry blossom flavors, plus orange peel accents that build richness toward polished tannins.
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.