Vineyard: Olenik

OwnersJohn Olenik, Susan Olenik
AppellationChehalem Mountains
StoryA source of fruit for Elk Cove Vineyards, J. Christopher, Patricia Green Cellars, Penner-Ash and Raptor Ridge. The oldest vines, Pommard and W├Ądenswil, are planted on their own roots.
Dates Planted1989, 1991, 1992, 1998, 2007, 2009
LocationJust outside the town of Newberg.
AspectSouth-facing exposure, 325-480 feet elevation.
SoilsPrimarily Jory with small veins of Willakenzie running through the eastern slope.
VarietiesPinot Gris, Pinot Noir
Clones114, 115, 777, Pommard, W├Ądenswil
Rootstock101-14, 3309, 4453, 4454, own rooted, Riparia Gloria
Trellis Spacing5' x 9' vertical trellis (updated to 4' x 7' with recent plantings)
ManagersJavier Marin

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2010 Raptor Ridge Olenik Vineyard Chehalem Mountains Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., 100 cases, $38, screwcap. Released March 15, 2012. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. The nose is appealing with an array of aromas including dark berries, sassafras, hickory, pepper and floral accents. Tastes of the essence of blackberries with an oaky, earthy edge. Well-balanced dry tannins provide good support and bright acidity on the finish infuses the wine with vigor. Good. Reviewed January 19, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »