Oregon's tremendous 2006 vintage began with beautiful weather at flowering, allowing grapevines to set a normal-sized crop for the first time in several years. The near-perfect conditions al through the growing season led to a smooth harvest in September and October.Select lots of prime Willamette Valley Pinot Noir grapes were chosen to be fermented in small vessels with a high percentage of berries remaining whole. After fermentation the young wine was gently pressed into new, one, two and three-year old French oak barrels for 12 months of aging. The top-quality barrels were then selected and blended together for this cuvee.This wine packed with aromas of fresh, wild blueberries, cinnamon and marionberries. The layered flavor profile includes blackberries, clove, orange zest and boysenberries. On the finish, the wine is complex, pleasing and delicious...the quintessential qualities of a fine Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.