2017 Mosier Hills Mencia
Virtually unknown outside of Spain and a wine of great anticipation, this first domestic expression of Mencia reveals a mysterious likeness to both Pinot Noir and Northern Rhône style Syrah. A mid-weight red with intriguing aromas of bramble fruits, black pepper, and dried sage.
Proudly featuring Demeter certified Biodynamic Columbia Gorge fruit from our estate in Mosier, Oregon. Harvested September 9 & 27.
35% whole cluster fermentation in open top stainless steel fermenter. Aged in various sizes of neutral oak for 15 months. 175 cases produced.
Well-suited and comfortably at home in the Mosier Hills, this rare domestic expression shows a likeness to Spanish analogs but a freshness and brilliance that reflects Columbia Gorge growing conditions. Its ease in our fields, cellar, and tasting room makes it a pleasure to know.