September 29, 2015

Vineyard: Vitae Springs

AppellationWillamette Valley
VarietiesPinot Gris

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2012 St. Innocent Villages Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 1,621 cases, $23. The core of this wine comes from Vitae Springs Vineyard (56%), with contributions from Freedom Hill (6%), Zenith (28%) and Momtazi (10%). 2-day cold soak, fermented in stainless steel, aged 12 months in 14% new French oak, and bottled without fining. · The nose is pleasing with aromas of purple grapes, blackberries, cassis and oak. Mid to full-bodied frame of purple and black fruits. Forward and fruit-driven, with a well-matched backbone of suave tannins. A solid, everyday wine. Score: 88. Reviewed July 6, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 St. Innocent Vitae Springs Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Gris

13.5% alc., 783 cases, $17. Tall Alsatian bottle. Vineyard established in 1986. Located 5 miles south of Salem in Jory clay soil average 400 feet elevation. Tank fermented, 8 months on lees, lightly filtered. · Moderately yellow color. Terrific scent of yellow fruits, apple tart and lemon curd. Very tasty wine crafted in the Alsatian style. Ripe, intense flavors of pears, cooked apples and roasted hazelnuts with a subtle petrol note. The texture is creamy and everything is in perfect harmony. This impressive wine shows what Oregon Pinot Gris can achieve. The best Pinot Gris I have ever had from Oregon. Reviewed March 26, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »