The wine offers aromas of dried herbs, sweet pipe tobacco and rose petals. The richly textured palate is balanced by structured acidity and bright fruit flavors on the long finish.
Oldsville Reserve is named after Oldsville Road in McMinnville, Oregon where Kathy made her first 15 vintages of Pinot Noir. The soils at Alloro are a regional mix called Laurelwood- decomposed volcanic material with a sedimentary topsoil. For Oldsville Reserve, Kathy blended Pommard clone (35%), Dijon clone 114 (30%) and Dijon 777 (35%). The grapes were destemmed, fermented in small open-top vats and aged for 13 months in tight grain French oak (35% new).