2005 Brandborg Vineyard & Winery Ferris Wheel Estate Umpqua Valley Pinot Noir

12.9% alc., 250 cases, $35. Terry and Sue Brandborg grow Pinot Noir in Elkton, which is situated in the northernmost reach of the Umpqua Valley. At an elevation of 900 feet, the vineyard features southern slopes and sandy loam soils. There is plenty of marine influence with morning fog and afternoon sea breezes. A new winery and tasting room was built in Elkton on Highway 38. Terry has 17 years of commercial winemaking experience. Terry and Sue are bright and enthusiastic and will most certainly put the Umpqua Valley on the Oregon Pinot Noir map. Website: www.brandborgwine.com. · This wine is from young vines, and although not showing the complexity that will come with more vine age, it is very pleasant to drink. Technically it is well crafted and impeccably balanced. Reviewed August 6, 2007

Winery: Brandborg Winery & Vineyards
From article: IPNC: Continuing Ed in Pinot Noirvana