Dusky Goose Rambeaux Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2018


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Alcohol: 14%

Grape(s): Pinot Noir

Localization: Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA

Tasting Notes: Sophisticated & approachable in its youth with aromas of wild raspberries and black cherries sweet tobacco, anise, and hints of violet. Fresh Bing cherries, vanilla, and clove at play on the palate. Velvety tannins deliver a smooth, delightful finish.

The Domain: Dusky Goose was founded in 2002 in the Dundee Hills, Oregon’s premier wine-growing region, by native Oregonians John and Linda Carter.

Claiming the Dundee Hills as the place to make their mark for growing World Class wines from the Willamette Valley set the Dusky Goose mission into motion.

Dusky Goose's nine-acre Rambouillet Estate Vineyard is located in the heart of the Dundee Hills. The name Rambouillet was chosen as an homage to the Eastern Oregon ranching roots of Dusky Goose owners John & Linda Carter. For generations, Linda’s family has been raising Rambouillet sheep for their luxurious wool for the famous mills of Pendleton, Oregon.

The Rambouillet Vineyard was planted on south-facing slopes in the rich, volcanic, Jory soils that have made wines from Dundee famous for their benchmark elegance, superior balance, and enduring age-ability. The high-density plantings of Dijon Clone Pinot Noir, with south-facing exposures to maximize seasonal daylight, place the Rambouillet Estate Vineyard squarely on the cutting edge of Oregon viticulture.

The Rambouillet Estate Vineyard is farmed with cutting-edge low-impact farming, a commitment to low-yields, limited production levels, and no compromises to the integrity of the fruit, vines, or the land. Ours is a 'no-compromise approach' to growing superior quality fruit year after year.

Since the beginning, Dusky Goose wines have been made by famed Oregon Winemaker Lynn Penner-Ash. Lynn’s Oregon winemaking story began with her appointment as head winemaker at Rex Hill Vineyards in 1988. She launched her own eponymous winery in 1998 and is among Oregon’s most decorated and most celebrated winemakers.

Their vineyards are farmed by local legend Andy Humphrey, who has farmed vineyards in the Willamette Valley for over 35 years. Andy’s relationship with Dundee Hills dates back to some of the earliest plantings in the region. His exacting farming practices that play out in our photogenic, pristine vineyard rows are the lines in the Dusky Goose fingerprint.

Seeing an opportunity to extend and market the Dusky Goose story across the U.S., John and Linda also grew their partnership with business leaders Tamara and John Lundgren as ambassadors to build advocacy for Dusky Goose on the East Coast.