The fruit for this sparkling wine came from Laurel Vineyard and is 100% Method Champenoise, Pinot Noir. The vineyard is located in the Chehalem Mountains AVA within the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
The fruit was picked in early October, whole cluster pressed and fermented in neutral French oak. Following fermentation the wine was blended and bottled in the spring of 2009. The wine was not allowed to go through malolactic fermentation and remained in triage until November of 2014. A full six years in triage has resulted in a wine with very fine mousse, fresh baked bread aromos with flavors of fresh strawberries, kirsch cherries and jasmine. The flavors are delicate yet rich and creamy.